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American Flag – Three Easy Crafts in One (Flag, Windsock & Door Decoration)

How awesome is this easy American Flag craft? It can be a Simple Flag, Windsock, or Huge Door Decoration. Find Free Craft Printables on CraftingJeannie.com

Check out this awesome American Flag craft – It’s three crafts in one! Kids will love making the simple flag or windsock and you can also make a HUGE Flag for a classroom door, holiday decoration, or just for fun! Get the Free Flag Printable below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with about 10 minutes of cutting.

The door-sized flag is just a larger version of the small flag. To make the Huge Door Flag, Click Here!

Do you want more patriotic fun? With the USA Preschool Worksheets your kids will have fun while they learn! They include over 25 printable pages!

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your Flag craft Supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read our disclosure policy for more information):

Make this USA Craft while reading these Fun Patriotic Books:

Step 1: Get the Free Craft Template

Download the Easy Flag Printable. You will be stapling the star templates to sheets of white paper and cutting out shapes up to 10 at a time.

Star template by Crafting Jeannie
Use the star template to cut out small stars for the windsock or simple flag. And use the large star template for the door sized flag.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Flag Shapes

For each small flag and windsock you will need:

  • 1 piece of blue paper (I used construction paper)
  • about 12- 15 small stars (large star is for door flag)
  • 4 red strips of paper
  • 4 white strips of paper

Find the details for the HUGE DOOR FLAG HERE

Flag Craft pieces, blue paper, white stars, and white and red strips
Staple and cut out multiple stars at once. (large star is for door flag, small stars for simple flag and windsock) Cut multiple strips of 2 inch wide paper at once. Cut on the horizontal side of the paper.

All you will need to cut out are the stars and the strips of white and red paper.

Once you have the small star print outs, staple them to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 8-10 sheets of construction paper. I found these bigger, rounder stars are soo much easier to cut out.

Did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.

Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Tip: While you’re cutting, if you’ve cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left. 

Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!

cutting out red and white strips of paper
Stack the Red and White paper and cut out multiple sheets at a time

To cut out the red and white strips, just gather up to 10 pieces of red and white construction paper. Then cut about 2 inch strips up the horizontal side of the paper.

Step 3: How to Assemble

Easy Flag Craft Assembly

easy flag craft by Crafting Jeannie

Once you have all of your pieces, the kids will just need to glue it all together!

  1. Glue the white stars onto the blue sheet of construction paper
  2. Alternately glue the red stripes and white stripes to the horizontal side of the blue paper
  3. Make sure to write your name on the back!

Windsock Assembly

Easy Flag windsock Crafting Jeannie
  1. follow the steps above to create the easy flag
  2. roll the finished flag into a cylinder
  3. staple, glue, or tape the edges together
  4. staple, glue, or tape a piece of string or extra strip of paper as a handle of the windsock

You’re finished with the small flag and windsock!

This is such a fun and simple USA craft for preschoolers and Kindergarteners. Make it for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, preschool, elementary, Scouts or just a fun school party idea.

More Free Craft Printables for USA Crafts.

If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Stars and Stripes Crafts!

As always, I try to make classroom and party crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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