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Check out this simple American Flag Heart! Kids will love making it. Get the Free Flag Heart 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.
This flag craft will also have your kids practicing fine motor skills and even sneak in a little scissor skill practice. The best part is, this heart flag looks amazing on your fridge.
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!
The American Flag has 50 stars and 13 stripes. Read more at Wikipedia.com.
Here’s What You Need
Here’s your Heart American flag supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read our disclosure policy for more information):
- Free Flag Heart Printable <– Get it here!
- colored copy paper, colored cardstock, or construction paper
- scissors (good pair)
- glue sticks
Make this Independence Day Craft while reading these Fun Patriotic Books:
Step 1: Get the Heart Craft Printable
Download the Free Flag Heart Printable. You will be stapling the templates to sheets of colored paper and cutting out shapes up to 10 at a time.
Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Flag Heart Shapes
For each flag you will need:
- 1 red heart
- 1 blue semi-circle
- 3 white stars
- 4 white stripes
Once you have the print outs, staple them to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.
So, 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!
Also, it might be easier to cut the white strips a little longer than the heart. Then you can trim them after the children glue them to the red heart.
Step 3: How to Assemble
The kids will just need to glue it all together!
- Start with the red heart.
- Glue the blue semi-circle to the top left portion of the heart.
- Glue the white stars onto the blue semi-circle.
- Glue on the white stripes (this can be a little tricky, rotate the stripes until they fit best).
- Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
And you’re finished!
It took me about 10 minutes to have the supplies for 20 kids. How amazing is that?!
Now you’re ready to take your American Flag craft to your event. This would be a great craft for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, preschool, elementary, Scouts or just a fun school party idea.
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More Free Printables for USA Crafts
If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Stars and Stripes Crafts!
- Bald Eagle American Craft
- Easy Flag with Template
- Flag Door Decoration
- Free Patriotic Bingo
- Windsock Flag Craft
- Free US Coloring Pages
- Fourth of July Fireworks craft
- Activities for USA Patriotic Holidays
As always, I try to make classroom and party crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy!