3 Kids Patriotic Crafts

by Lynn Lilly, Jun 29 2021

Red, White and Blue! I want to craft with you!! This week on my live Crayola Facebook broadcast I am sharing 3 patriotic crafts the whole family will love! These are fun to make and hang up for decorations!! 

All the Crayola craft supplies I am using today can be found on Crayola.com

 Paper Chain Flag Mural

Project 1: 3D Patriotic Paper Star


  • Crayola Construction Paper (2 of Red, White and Blue for a total of 6 Sheets)
  • Crayola Washable Liquid Glue
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Yarn


  1. Take a piece of construction paper and fold to a triangle. 
  2. Cut off the excess which will leave you with a square. Keep the paper folded as a rectangle. 
  3. Fold into a rectangle again. 
  4. On the folded sides cut 3 slits about 1" apart. They will progressive get longer as you move out from the point. 
  5. Unfold to reveal the cuts. 
  6. Glue the center cuts together. 
  7. Skip the next layer and glue the the third together. 
  8. Flip over and glue the alternating cuts together to form a 3D star tip. 
  9. Make 5 more for a total of 6. 
  10. Glue the stars together in a circle. You will need to apple the glue at the points in the center and glue each side together. 
  11. Use the hole punch to punch a hole in one star tip and thread through a piece of yarn to hang it! 

Project 2: Paper Chain Flag Mural


  • Crayola Construction Paper (red, white and blue)
  • Crayola Washable Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Dowel
  • Yarn


  1. Cut approximately 1.5" strips of construction paper. You will need to cut 16 Blue, 78 White and 82 Red.
  2. To create the flag pattern start with one blue strip and glue it into a loop. Take a white strip, loop it through and glue it together. This is the first chain link. 
  3. Next loop a blue through the white and glue. Continue to do this until you have 4 blue loops and 4 white loops. Next, continue the chain by looping and glueing 9 red strips. This will complete your first chain. Create a separate chain that looks exactly like this one. 
  4. You will create two more separate chains like this ones above but instead of finishing it with red you will finish it with 9 white. 
  5. Next make 4 chains that have 16 red loops and 4 chains that have 16 white loops. 
  6. String the chains on the dowel. 
  7. Cut out and glue stars on the end of the dowel for a little pizzaz. Cut a piece of yarn and tie it to each end of the dowel. 
  8. Hang up your flag for patriotic decoration! 

Paper Chain Flag Mural Kids Craft

Project 3: Handprint Flag

This project is a little messy but oh so fun. Best part is that all the Crayola products are washable! Lily and I had so much fun making this flag together.

Kids Handprint Flag Craft


  • Crayola Washable Paint (blue and red)
  • Crayola Washable Markers 
  • Crayola Glitter Glue
  • White Craft Paper
  • Paint Brushes
  • Paper Plates


  1. Pour blue paint on a paper plate, pour red paint on a paper plate. 
  2. Cut a large piece of craft paper into a rectangle. The size can vary. 
  3. Everyone in the family can dip a finger in the glue paint and stamp them all over the top left corner to make stars. 
  4. Draw a box around the stars with a blue marker.
  5. Next paint red paint on everyone's hands that wants to stamp. Stamp each handprint in stripe pattern across the flag. Re-paint the hands in between stamping. 
  6. Decorate in between the stripes with makers and glitter glue!

Kids Craft Handprint Flag for July 4th

Hang up for your July 4th celebrations! 

Tune in ever Tuesday at 1:00pm EST for 3 new kids crafts on the Crayola Facebook Page! 

Happy July 4th! 


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