Easy Popsicle Stick American Flags Craft

Let’s make American flags out of popsicle sticks today! This red, white and blue craft is great for kids — in the classroom or at home and is fun to display.

There are so many holidays you can celebrate or observe with the US flag. Popsicle stick American flags are quick and easy holiday craft ideas and great for kids of all ages.

Popsicle Stick American Flags craft - three finished crafts shown with red white and blue popsicle stick US flags with wooden stars.
Let’s make American flags out of popsicle sticks!

Whenever my children are home from school due to a patriotic holiday that honors those who have fought or are currently fighting for our country, I try to incorporate an age-appropriate discussion as to why the kids are off, and the meaning behind the day. Crafting is the perfect activity for this conversation!

We first made this craft to observe Veterans Day.

The Flag Code guidelines are to display the USA flag every day, but especially on holidays including state holidays and local celebrations. The Patriotic holidays are identified as:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Constitution Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Bill of Rights Day

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How to Make Popsicle Stick American Flags

This is a great craft to have the supplies out on a table at a celebration and let people make their own popsicle stick American flags throughout the day. Kids will need some supervision, but even adults love to make this flag craft.

Supplies Needed

American flags from popsicle stick craft - supplies - craft sticks wooden stars red white blue craft paint scissors brushes and mod podge
You will need red, white and blue paint!

Instructions to Make Popsicle American Flags

Step 1

First, paint four wooden craft sticks with the each paint color: red, blue, and white.

Step 2

Then, paint the wooden stars white. Once the paint has dried, cut the blue sticks in half.

Step 3

Use a sponge brush to coat the two unpainted popsicle sticks in Mod Podge, and then line up the red and white painted sticks horizontally across them.

Step 4

Next, cover the painted sticks in decoupage, and then place the cut blue sticks into the top left corner of the flag.

Step 5

Cover the blue square in decoupage, and place the white stars on top of it.

Step 6

Allow to dry overnight.

Step 7

Once dry, trim the unpainted popsicle sticks so they aren’t visible beneath the flags.

US flags from popsicle sticks - finished craft close up
I love how our popsicle stick American flags turned out!

These popsicle stick American flags can be made into magnets, by hot gluing a tiny magnet to the back. This would make a thoughtful DIY gift for Veterans to thank them for their service!

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Popsicle Stick American Flags

Popsicle Stick American Flags

Any American holiday celebration is more fun with the addition of this simple American flag craft from popsicle sticks. Kids of all ages and adults will want to make their own from these easy to gather craft supplies.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • 12 jumbo craft sticks
  • Wooden stars
  • Red craft paint
  • White craft paint
  • Blue craft paint
  • Mod Podge
  • (Optional) craft magnets

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Sponge brushes

Instructions

    1. Paint four wooden craft sticks with the each paint color: red, blue, and white.
    2. Paint the wooden stars white and let dry.
    3. Cut the blue sticks in half.
    4. Use sponge brush to coat the two unpainted popsicle sticks in Mod Podge and then line up the read and white painted sticks horizontally across them.
    5. Cover the painted sticks in mod podge and place the cut blue sticks into the top left corner of the flag.
    6. Cover the blue square with the mod podge and place white stars on top of it.
    7. Let dry then trim the unpainted sticks underneath so they aren't visible.
    8. (Optional) add magnets to back.

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