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Tape-Resist American Flag

Tape-Resist American Flag
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 2y - 5y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

Activity Designer

Tina Pearson
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We just love summertime and all the patriotic holidays! This fun American flag is the perfect addition to a 4th of July parade or a fun centerpiece. Using a tape-resist method makes it easy for even the youngest crafters to get beautiful results.

How We Did It

Tape-Resist American Flag

Gather all your materials. I got our paint sticks at the Home Depot. I always ask for extras when we're there because they come in handy for all sorts of crafts. You could also use a ruler for this project.

Tape-Resist American Flag
I helped the kids make stripes on their white construction paper with the painter's tape. We didn't worry about making them perfectly straight.
Tape-Resist American Flag
The kids used sponge brushes to paint their entire piece of white construction paper red. This was a lot of fun for my 2-year-old because he is very into covering his whole paper when he paints right now. I put a large piece of construction paper underneath to help protect the table, but the washable paints wipe right up when you're finished.
Tape-Resist American Flag
After the papers dried, we carefully pulled the painter's tape off to reveal our white stripes. I found that if I pulled along the bottom edge of the tape instead of trying to pull from the end of the strip, it came off easier and left a smoother line.
Tape-Resist American Flag
The kids glued a blue construction paper rectangle to the top left corner of their flags. I used a paper cutter to make nice straight edges, but scissors would work just as well for this.
Tape-Resist American Flag
The kids worked very hard to put their silver star stickers on their flags. I cut out the strips of silver stickers from the rest of the sheet so we wouldn't end up with red and green stars on our American flags. My 2-year-old had a difficult time getting his stars off, but my 3-year-olds were able to take their stars off and put them on all by themselves. Working with stickers is a fun way to build dexterity and fine motor skills for little hands.
Tape-Resist American Flag
For the finishing touch, we glued our flags to the paint sticks and then used them to march around in an impromptu parade.

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My child and I completed Tape-Resist American Flag.

posted by: Alyson on 7.4.2013

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Doing this with the under 3's

posted by: Tonya on 6.26.2013

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