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American Flag Art Project

By on May 2, 2012 | 3 comments

What can you do with a box of paper scraps and 40 minutes? An American Flag Collage, of course! My Kinders drew a box and lines on a piece of 12″ x 18″ white paper and then filled the square with torn blue scraps of paper. They added red papers of all textures and shades to the stripes. This was a great exercise in fine motor skills as the children focused on tearing the paper into tiny bits. Some kids even got clever and added white stars.

A super easy project just in time for Memorial Day!

    3 Comments

  1. Hi Patty:

    Very nice memorial day project. One could show a Jasper Johns flag as well for a famous artist tie-in.

    Thanks for posting

    Rina

    Rina

    May 3, 2012

  2. Very nice work! We do lots of collage work-have the kids paint “pretty paper” Eric Carle style to use. Older students have more choices and some did flags.

    Lana

    June 1, 2012

  3. Wanted to let you know about a post I did on your wonderful July 4 American Flag collage. It was such a great success, loved by the children and the counselors alike! Thanks for sharing this great project. I recently bought a number of your project packs for my art camp, and I look forward to doing them with the kids. They are treasures.

    Carol

    Carol Bowen

    July 1, 2013

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