The Opening Ceremonies for the Olympic Games, where each country’s team will have a flag and flag bearer, inspires this make a flag craft for kids.
Last month, both the United States and Canada celebrated their major holiday. For each of these, we made flags.
To make a sort of US flag, use a rectangle of plain white paper. Kids can use paint dabbers to create the blue background for stars. You may be able to find some white star stickers but, if not, the white spaces left between the blue dots can be imaginary ones. All of the red stripes may not fit, depending on the size of the paper, but there’s likely enough space for five.
For the Canada flag, kids paint two side bars with red paint on a white piece of paper. A hand makes a maple leaf so kids get to cover their hand with red paint. The hand-print goes right in the middle of the white space. The red hand needs to get carefully washed before kids wipe it on their clothes or touch anything else.
Countries have all different sorts of flags in many colors. But kids don’t just have to copy. They could also make their very own flags. Flags are a rectangle shape so kids can color on paper using crayons, felts, or paints. They might like to make geometric shapes, like lines, stars, circles, or triangles, or just color randomly. Kids will make their own choices about what they do as they create.
If the Opening Ceremonies are not too late for where you live, your family might like to watch the tv coverage. As they see all the different flags, kids can check to see if there are any that look like the ones they colored for their make a flag craft. There are so many flags because there are so many countries coming to the games. There is one team that doesn’t have any country at all. The members are refugees from various places in the world and they are using the Olympic Games flag. Are you waving flags too?
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