Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cork Painting Flag Craft for Kids

It's getting close to the 4th of July, so that means there's just enough time to do a few quick patriotic crafts with the kids. This one only takes a few moments and makes a fun flag to take with you to those 4th of July parades and bar-b-ques.
Cork Painting Flag Craft for Kids - Perfect for Flag Day or the 4th of July!

For these flags, we used:
White construction paper
Red & Blue Washable paint
Wine corks
Jumbo craft sticks courtesy of craftprojectideas.com
Glue
Cork Painting Flag Craft for Kids - perfect for Flag Day or the 4th of July!
I cut our construction paper to be about 6''x4'' so they would be a good size for the craft sticks.
Cork Painting Flag Craft for Kids - perfect for Flag Day or the 4th of July!
Then, I drew a very simple outline of the American flag including only the rectangle in the corner and 3 lines.
Cork Painting Flag Craft for Kids - perfect for Flag Day or the 4th of July!
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.
Cork Painting Flag Craft for Kids - perfect for Flag Day or the 4th of July!
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.
Cork Painting Flag Craft for Kids - perfect for Flag Day or the 4th of July!
After the flags dried, we added silver foil star stickers and glued our flags to the jumbo craft sticks.
Such a simple craft and the kids really enjoyed making them.
Cork Painting Flag Craft for Kids - perfect for Flag Day or the 4th of July!
If you're looking for other patriotic crafts, you might enjoy;

Simple Patriotic Craft for Toddlers & Preschoolers - Mamas Like Me

Fabric Sparklers for Kids - Mamas Like Me #4thofJuly #patrioticcrafts #memorialday

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