American Flag Craft for Kids


This is a fun twist to making an American Flag.  Children use white crayon to make the stars then paint over them with blue watercolor.  The stripes are made with masking tape and red watercolor paint.


  • Sheet of Paper
  • White Crayon
  • Masking Tape
  • Watercolors

Suggest Resources for a Unit Study:


Art Project Tutorial:

Step 1

Draw a pencil outline for where the blue of the flag will be in the shape of a rectangle. Take a white crayon, press hard and make stars

Step 2

Using masking tape, lay out strips alongside the rectangle to the other end of the paper. The paper under the tape will be the white stripes.

Step 3

Using blue watercolor paint over your stars

Step 4

Using Red watercolor, paint over your stripes. Wait for your project to dry then carefully remove the tapes from your paper

All Done!

Hang your flag up in your classroom, or on a pole! Or you can write the pledge of allegiance on the back.


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