This American flag cardboard tube craft is easy for kids to put together. It would be great make to celebrate a variety of patriotic events and holidays. We have it on displayin our kitchen, but I think it would look great anywhere you would like to display it.
What do you need to create this American flag craft?
- Paper towel tubes (2)
- Bingo markers (red and blue)
- White construction paper
- White ribbon
- Glue stick
How do you put the American flag together?
You start by cutting two paper towel tubes in half. If you don’t have paper towel tubes, you can used four toilet paper cardboard tubes.
Paint three of the cardboard tube sections red and one of the tubes blue with bingo markers. I like to dab bingo markers when I paint with them. JDaniel likes to roll bingo markers in straight lines across the tubes. We both painted these tubes so, you will see some of both styles of painting.
While you are waiting for the paint to dry, you can cut out stars out of the white construction paper. We cut out two different sizes out. I need to be honest and tell you that we printed the stars out on construction paper and then cut them out. I tried hand drawing them and found that I am not great a drawing five point stars.
When the paint on the tubes is dry, you can add the stars and stripes. The stars can been glued all over the tube painted blue. Strips of white ribbon can be wrapped around the tube. We glued the ribbon on so we would have red on the bottom of the tube and on the top just like the Amercian flag.
This American flag craft can be displayed with all the tubes lined up in a row or with tubes arrange to look like the flag is waving. Both ways really work.
Here are several fun American flag and patriotic themed posts:
For more American flag and red, white, and blue activities, please check out my Red, White, and Blue Pinterest board.
If I don’t see you before the 4th of July, I hope your family has a wonderful holiday!