American flag with handprint – Children July 4 craft
This American flag craft craft for kids is such a cute patriotic gift made with the help of paint sticks! This is such a beautiful craft that you will want to show it off all summer long!
Wooden American flag made by children
Handmade crafts are one of my favorite things I do with young children and preschoolers. I just love looking back at their impossibly tiny little hands and remembering!
We made handmade ornaments for Christmas, a turkey hand imprint for Thanksgiving, and even a handwritten caterpillar card for spring. However, I think the most beautiful of all is this handprint with an American flag!
This handprint flag turned out to be absolutely magnificent – it is strong and should last for years. This children's wooden American flag is a super cute keepsake as a gift for family and friends or a display as part of your Remembrance Day and July 4 party decor,,
The best part of this American handprint flag is that it is so easy to make and requires only the most basic consumables: paint sticks, paint, scissors and glue. Maybe you already have most of these things on hand!
What you need to do our craft flag
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- If you don't have paint sticks on hand, you can make this flag with jumbo crafts or something similar. Keep in mind that if you use different materials, your flag may be a different size from ours.
- We used a hot gun, but adults only for this step! You can also use strong craft glue and this way children can make this part themselves.
- Seal with a fashionable floor or spray sealant to protect yourself. You can even use a glitter spray for a fun effect!
Paint Stick American Flag Craft
First, watch our 2-minute video tutorial to see exactly how we made the American craft flag, then continue reading the full step-by-step instructions.
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Photo step by step instructions:
Start by placing seven crayons in a row (tightly but not touching). Arrange two crayons on the edges to make sure they are even. If your paint sticks have measurements, be sure to make them on the back of your flag.
Glue popsicle sticks on the left and right sides and one in the middle. You will need to cut a small piece of popsicle stick to secure the top. This will keep your flag together and strong. Be sure to do this on the side with the measurements, if your rods have them.
Turn the flag over your stick paint. Use a pen or pencil to create a line to draw your blue section.
Tip: Mark your line according to the size of your child's hand so that there is room for the imprint.
Color all the white stripes first, then the red stripes. For best results, allow to dry before painting the blue square (so that the red and white paint will not mix or smudge into the blue).
Color your box in the blue section and let the whole flag dry completely.
Once your flag is dry, draw your child's hand in white. To get a good impression, you want to make sure that their whole hand is generously covered with paint, but not so much that it drips.
Gently point your child's hand and press firmly on the blue section. Raise their hand straight up, being careful not to slip or sway, as you do not want to smear the print.
Paint Stick American Flag Craft (Printing Instructions)
American flag with handprint
Super cute children's craft flag with American flag using paint sticks!
Keyword: July 4, children's crafts, Remembrance Day, Red white and blue
- 7 Stick paints
- 4 Pop sticks
- Craftsmanship Red, white, blue
- Craft glue
Arrange seven paint sticks in a row – up close, but not touching.
Glue 3 sticks with sticks on the sticks, perpendicularly aligned, so that they keep your paints together. You will want a stick of sticks at each end and one in the middle. You may need to cut a small piece of popsicle stick to secure the top.
Turn the flag over your stick paint. Use a pen or pencil to draw a box in which to draw your blue part of the flag. Make sure the box is large enough for your child's hand to fit inside.
Color all the white stripes first, then the red stripes.
Allow to dry, then paint the blue square.
Once the flag is dry, draw your child's hand in white. Gently point your child's hand and press firmly on the blue section. Raise their hand straight up, being careful not to slip or sway, as you do not want to smear the print.
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