diy american flag

We live in a small town that unfortunately doesn't have a parade or fireworks on the 4th of July. So, this year, we made it our goal to get in the spirit and do a little something extra for the kids. For less than $5 you can make your own giant flag to hang as a backdrop, photo booth area at a BBQ, or just to hang loud and proud. Keep reading to learn how!

Supplies: 5 feet of blue butcher paper and 10 feet each of red and white (from your local teacher supply or craft store), scissors, yard stick or measuring tape, glue, and chalk.

Process: First, I cut the piece of white paper in half, making two 5 foot pieces, then I glued them together to make a square. Next, I used a yard stick and piece of chalk to make 7, 6 inch wide stripes out of the red paper. Then I cut out the stripes and placed them on the white square where I wanted them, before gluing them on. Next, I measured and placed the blue piece on the top left corner and glued it on top of the stripes. Last, I used chalk to draw on all 50 stars!

Time: This took me about 30 minutes from start to finish.

The kids loved hanging the flag on our garage but not as much as loved decorating their bikes (using dollar store finds) for a Smith Family parade around the neighborhood!

Happy 4th of July!

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