American Flag Art Project

What can you do with a box of paper scraps and 40 minutes? An American Flag Collage, of course!


– 12″ x 18″ white paper

– Blue paper scraps

– Red paper scraps


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!



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  • Rina

    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


  • Lana

    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.

  • Carol Bowen

    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.


  • Mary Smith

    Exactly what I was looking for for Freedom Week in Texas. Thank you Patty and Sparkler Team!

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