For these flags, we used:
White construction paper
Red & Blue Washable paint
Jumbo craft sticks courtesy of craftprojectideas.com
I cut our construction paper to be about 6''x4'' so they would be a good size for the craft sticks.
Then, I drew a very simple outline of the American flag including only the rectangle in the corner and 3 lines.
The kids used the wine corks to paint the rectangle blue and stamp red along the lines for the flag's stripes. This is a great activity for working on fine motor skills with little ones and helping them attend to lines.
I was so impressed with how my 3-year-old's really focused on getting their red lines just right. This is also a great activity for getting pre-writers to attend to lines and think about shapes. We don't drill on shapes and colors around here, but I always include them with our crafts. Here, we talked about the rectangle shapes and the circles made by the wine corks.
Such a simple craft and the kids really enjoyed making them.
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