How to Make a Flag Out of Construction Paper


Construction paper is essential for your child's crafts toolbox. There are so many things you and your child can do with colored construction paper that will keep you busy for hours. Have craft ideas ready to go for rainy days when your child is stuck inside. One easy and fun craft is to make a flag out of red, white and blue construction paper. When completed, hang on the fridge, in the window or on the wall for your very own personalized American flag.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 sheets of white 8 1/2 x 11 construction paper
  • 1 sheet of blue 8 1/2 x 11 construction paper
  • 1 sheet of red 8 1/2 x 11 construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Ruler
  • Using a pencil, outline stars on one of the sheets of white construction paper. Make them as big or small as your personal preference. Once outlined, use the scissors to cut the stars out of the paper. Set them aside for now.

  • Cut five 1-in. strips from the red construction paper. Cut these strips along the longer 11-in. side of the sheet. Set these aside.

  • From the blue construction paper, cut a square that is 3 in. by 3 in. Set it aside.

  • Take one of the red strips that was previously cut and glue it to the other white sheet of construction paper. Make sure the white piece of paper is laying horizontally and that the long edge of the red strip aligns with the top right side of the white sheet. This is the top.

  • Leaving approximately 1 in. of white showing after the first red strip, glue another red strip on the white paper in the same manner. Continue to glue the rest of the red strips with white showing in between them.

  • At the top left corner of the striped paper, take the blue square and glue it in this space.

  • Glue the white stars you previously cut to the blue square. Let the glue dry and display your flag.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the children are young, assist them with the scissors.

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