30 American Flag Crafts

These 30 American flag crafts offer so many creative ideas for celebrating the Fourth of July.  The kids can help with these Fourth of July DIY flag crafts that are great for decorating for any party. We have other Fourth of July crafts and activities available, but today is a focus on flags. Kids Activities Blog is excited to feature these ideas from a variety of very talented bloggers with you.

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 30 American Flag Crafts

American Flag Magazine Collage – Kids of all ages can make this super cool looking American flag collage out of old magazines.

Drinking Straw American Flag – How creative to use drinking straws to make a patriotic design. Very clever and great outcome!

Popsicle Stick Flags – Wow! These popsicle stick flags are adorable, inexpensive and great for kids. I love the banner they made out of them.

American Flag Dot Paint – This activity comes with a free printable and dot paints are perfect for kids of all ages with little clean up.

Duct Tape American Flag – What a beautiful outcome. You’d never know this flag was made from duct tape.

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Colored Rice American Flag – What a clever idea. This colored rice in another way to create a flag with a lot of texture. How fun for the kids to sprinkle on the rice like glitter.

Vintage Ruffled Flag – How creative! I would have never thought to make a flag like this out of fabric. It is the perfect craft for your beginning sewer.

Toddler Made Canvas Flag – This is the perfect craft for you little ones. I love, love the handprint in the middle of the star section.

American Flag Handprint – Who doesn’t love handprint crafts? This is such a fun idea to do with your kids for the 4th.

Magazine Mosaic American Flag – Introduce your kids to the art concept of mosaic with this great looking American flag made from magazines.

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Pottery Barn Inspired Wooden Flag - At first glance, this craft may seem more adult driven. However, is there any reason your kids couldn’t help paint, sand and hammer nails to create this amazing piece? It’s a work of art and would be really fun to create as a family.

Crepe Paper American Flag – Here’s an inexpensive craft kids can make to make a larger format decoration for a 4th of July party.

American Flag Luminaries – These are such a fun and creative decorating solution for 4th of July. Kids will be proud to contribute to the holiday decor.

Paper Chain American Flag – There is symbolism behind this great craft. It would be great to talk about how “united we stand” as you are putting together the links to create this flag.

Paint Sticks and Buttons Flag – What a creative use of materials. This American flag craft is absolutely adorable.

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Tissue Paper American Flag – Here’s another great idea that includes a printable. I imagine kids would stay focused for quite some time until they have their designs complete.

Play-dough  Flag Activity – What a fun way to play with play-dough around the 4th of July holiday. I had never thought of molding play-dough onto printables like this. Brilliant!

 Q-Tip American Flag -I love doing pointillism with kids. Here is an American flag activity that teaches this great technique.

Fingerprint and Footprint Flag – I bet the kids had a blast with this one. Getting your feet painted for a craft is sure to bring out the giggles in most kids.

Yarn American Flag - This looks like a great activity for you tactile kids. They will get to layer up the yarn textures to create a flag.

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Shrinky Dink Flags – This flag bracelet is so cool. Even though it features a number of different flags, I had to include it in this round up because I’ve never seen DIY Shrinky Dinks before.

Handprint and Fingerprint Flag – We saw the flag done in footprints and fingerprints, but I love this version too. I guess there are a lot of great combinations.

Paper Flag – Why not keep it simple? Kids would love coloring a bunch of these for any family or friend gathering.

Simple American Flag Paper Strip Craft - This is such a great beginning Fourth of July craft for the littler ones in your world – not that kids of all ages wouldn’t enjoy it.

American Flag Marshmallow Pops – Here’s an edible craft kids can do. What do you think they’ll enjoy more? Making it or eating it?

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Fourth of July T0-Shirt – You’ve got your decorations. It is time to decorate yourself. This is such a fun idea for making a custom flag shirt.

Bleach T-Shirts – Here’s another really fun t-shirt idea. It is easy to get a great look for this coming holiday.

4th of July Coloring Pages – Coloring pages are always such an easy way to get kids excited about upcoming holidays. You will love the options you find here.

Popsicle Stick Flags – I featured a great popsicle stick flags above, but here’s another great version.

Flag Inspired Straw Necklaces – These straw necklaces are really easy to make and an adorable accessory inspired by the American flag.

Hands and Feet Flag – Kids will love using something other than a paint brush to make this American flag.  Just be sure to bring a hose!

I hope you have been inspired by these 30 American flag crafts. The variety of materials and age level appropriateness should provide you with a list that meets the needs of any parent or caregiver.



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