With rising temperatures and sunnier days, we’re ready to kick off summer with fun, family, and friends. When summer officially starts, July 4th isn’t that far around the corner. That means it’s time to fly our flags and show our patriotism for our country. What better way to do that than by getting crafty? We’ve put together a list of fun American flag crafts for kids of all ages.
These crafts are perfect for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, or any patriotic occasion. You could also make them as a show of support for our country during the summer or winter Olympics. Really, there’s never a bad time to learn a little more about the flag that unites us while making a fun craft together as a family.
Amazing American Flag Crafts for Kids
Waving 3D Paper Flag Craft from ArtsyMomma.com: Use this simple American flag template to make a wavy 3D flag to show off your love of the red, white, and blue. This is a fantastic craft to make at home or in the classroom.
Watercolor American Flag Kids Craft from Inspired Motherhood: Watercolor paper and bleeding tissue paper are used to create a stunningly beautiful watercolor American flag. Use painters tape and star stickers to create the outline for your child, and then let those little hands get to work. This watercolor is definitely wall-worthy.
4th of July Paper Plate Flags from Crafts on Sea: Grab some paper plates from your cupboard to make these lovely paper plate flags. With just a few materials that you already have on hand, you can gather the kids for a quick patriotic craft for the 4th.
American Flag Corner Bookmark from Red Ted Art: Kids who enjoy origami will love these flag-themed corner bookmarks. It’s a fantastic craft to provide for the kids for a 4th of July party, or you can make them ahead of time as party favors. The great thing about a flag bookmark is that it can be used year-round.
Tissue Paper American Flag Craft from School Time Snippets: Help kids work on fine motor skills with this patriotic tissue paper craft. Kids can either scrunch up tissue paper and place it using a pencil or their fingers, or they can simply lay the squares on the paper.
American Flag Sight Words Coloring Page from April Golightly: Work on sight word recognition with a color-by-word activity. What a fun project for your kindergartener!
Cute Handprint and Footprint Flags
American Flag Fingerprint Counting Activity from Fun Handprint Art: Is your child practicing counting to 50? Use our fingerprint counting American flag to brush up on those counting skills in a fun, hands-on way.
Simple Happy 4th of July Paper Craft from Fun Handprint Art: This handprint craft is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners, but don’t be surprised if your older kids want to get in on the fun, too. It’s an adorable way to say Happy 4th of July!
Sponge Painted American Flag from Crafts on Sea: Using a sponge to stamp designs is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers because it’s easier for their little hands to grasp bigger tools like sponges.
Handprint & Fingerprint Flag from Fun Handprint Art: Make an adorable patriotic keepsake with your toddler or preschooler. Tiny handprints and fingerprints come together to make this depiction of the flag.
Wooden American Flag from The Soccer Mom Blog: Paint sticks are the perfect canvas for an American flag that you can display in your home for years to come. Instead of the stars in the blue panel, you’ll find your child’s sweet little handprint.
Footprint American Flag Craft from The Crazy Craft Lady: Turn these adorable footprint flags into patriotic greeting cards for friends and family. You could also frame them and put them on display in your home every July 4th. It’s a fantastic craft for baby’s first 4th of July!
Patriotic Handprint Craft from B-Inspired Mama: Celebrate any patriotic holiday with this cute handprint American flag craft that’ll make a wonderful memory to add to your scrapbook or memory box. Simply paint your child’s handprint in red, white, and blue, stamp it, and let it dry. The grandparents will love one, too.
More Patriotic USA Flag Craft Ideas
Painted Flag Tee from Organized 31: Older children may enjoy a more grown-up craft like this painted t-shirt. Keep it simple with an all-white flag, or bring out the red, white, and blue paints for a flag in the traditional style.
Paper Bag Flag from Our Kid Things: Use strips of paper, a little paint, and some buttons to decorate a paper bag in the American flag style. They can serve as lovely decorations for a 4th of July barbecue or picnic.
Paper Tube American Flag from School Time Snippets: Save your paper towel tubes for this super simple craft. Hang it from the door or above the mantle when you’re done.
American Flag Cootie Catcher Quiz from Red Ted Art: Cootie catchers are a childhood classic. In this instance, they won’t be fortune tellers but instead will quiz kids on their knowledge of American flag trivia. What a fun game for the kids to play on the 4th!
Straw-Stamped Stars and Stripes Flag Craft from Our Kid Things: Kids will get a kick out of painting a flag using a straw! The stripes are made by dipping the entire length of the straw in red paint, while the stars are made with the snipped end of a straw to create a starburst pattern.
American Flag Do-a-dot Printable from Meaningful Mama: Grab your dot markers or Bingo markers to complete this simple American flag craft. It’s perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and other early learners to practice their fine motor skills.
Popsicle Stick American Flags from Kids Activities Blog: Use jumbo craft sticks and wooden stars for a quick and easy American flag craft that kids of all ages will enjoy. They’ll look beautiful on your table for the 4th. You could even use them as coasters.
Pin this list of American flag crafts to have an activity ready for the kids on any patriotic holiday! If you are looking for more fun ideas for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or a USA theme, check out these red, white, and blue desserts and this patriotic lantern craft.