July Fourth Flag

American Flag, color Illustration

Celebrating the 4th of July gives everyone a wonderful opportunity to make some really fun crafts. Easy to make crafts can help you fill those summer days leading up to the 4th or give you something to do when you are waiting for the fireworks to begin. Whether you are looking to decorate your home, have something to wave at the big parade or want to add some festive fun to your 4th of July party there is a craft project for you. Best of all these projects can be done by crafters of all ages and skill levels. So break out the red, white and blue and get ready to make some crafts that show how proud and patriotic you really are!

July Fourth Flag-You can celebrate the country’s birthday with the fanfare it’s due by waving a handmade fan that looks like the American flag.

What you will need:

• 17- by 5 1/2-inch piece of white paper
• Ruler
• Pencil
• Red and blue markers
• Pushpin
• Plastic drinking straws
• Paper fastener
• Tape

Instructions for the project-In the upper left-hand corner of the paper, measure and mark a rectangle that’s 8 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches high. Draw rows of stars within the rectangle and then color around them with blue marker. Divide the rest of the paper into stripes and color every other one red. Now fold the paper accordion style making sure you are folding vertically. You can then create a frame for the fan by using the pushpin to poke a hole through each straw, 1 inch from the bottom. Join the three straws with the paper fastener. Spread apart the top of the straw frame, fit the flag onto the frame, and tape it in place.