American flag craft

 
 
 

By Caitlin Murray Giles

Contributor

Perfect for a July 4th party or a care package for our troops abroad, this tissue-paper craft has plenty of fanfare.

Materials

  • 8½ x 11 piece of card stock paper
  • A black and white image of the American flag
  • Two sheets each of red, white and blue tissue paper
  • White craft glue
  • Pencils
  • Small bowl

Directions

  1. Begin with a black and white image of the American flag printed on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of card stock paper. I found an easy-to-work with image here.
  2. Cut two sheets each of red, white and blue tissue paper into 2X2-inch squares. Pour a generous amount of white craft glue into a small bowl.
  3. Put the eraser end of a pencil into the middle of a square of tissue. Gently wrap the tissue around the pencil's eraser and dip it into the glue. If the pencil end gets too sticky, use two pieces of tissue at a time. Carefully stick the piece of tissue onto the flag. Repeat with subsequent pieces of tissue paper, placing them close together.
  4. Alternate white and red for the stripes. Fill in the star section with all blue pieces first and then insert a few pieces of white tissue paper to create the stars.
  5. Allow the glue to dry completely. Carefully place your tissue paper flag on the very top of your care package before you close it up so it is the first thing the soldier sees when he or she opens up the box.
 
 







 
 
 
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