This super cute paper plate flags make great 4th of Julys craft for kids, they’re super easy to make and look fantastic too. What’s more this flag craft is made using only a few materials that you’re likely to have at home already and if not I’ve got a few suggestions for materials you could use instead.
I’ve been sharing a few 4th of July crafts recently for our readers in the US so make sure you check out the links at the end of this post too for more ideas for kids and more American flag crafts too!
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Paper Plate Flag Materials
How to make your paper plate flags
Start by painting the top left corner of your paper plate with the blue paint. It’s much easier to do the blue part of the flag before you attempt the stripes! We love using thick brushes for crafts like this, they make large areas much easier to paint and mistakes are much less noticeable!
Next paint the red stripes on it – be careful that the two colours don’t mix!
Once the paint on your paper plate flags are dry you can stick on your foil stars. Don’t have any foil stars? No problem! Another great alternative would be to use white star stickers* (which would be great for fine motor skills too.) These were actually our first choice but we couldn’t find any locally. Still can’t find either of those?! We love using these pens* which are great for drawing on paint.
Once your paper plate flags are finished these would be great for decorating with – you could string some together to make a sweet homemade garland or you could use a hot glue gun* and craft sticks* to make them into fun flags that you can wave!
More 4th of July Activities for Kids
Keep your kids busy and happy with these free printable 4th of July coloring pages.
We love this cute flag craft which we think would make a great keepsake too.
Need an excuse to go for a walk? Grab our free printable 4th of July scavenger hunt.