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An American Mosaic: Paper Flag Collage

Inspired by this craft on the Elmer’s Glue site, we made our own flag today.  The site says appropriate for kids 5-11 but I think it is doable for three and up–especially if you either complete it as a class or over several days.

Our main modification was that the white stripes are the white paper underneath showing through, instead of their own line of paper.  We did this primarily based on the attention span of my not-quite-yet-four-year-old.

I think that next year we will save red and blue wrapping paper scraps from the Holidays to give this project more of a mosaic feel and to make it more of a recycled craft!

Tearing the paper was great fine-motor exercise and adding the stars was practice in counting up to 50.  We used the opportunity to talk about the symbolism of the various elements of the flag.

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Candace Lindemann, Yale, BA, Harvard Graduate School of Education, EdM, is an educational consultant and published writer. She enjoys new learning experiences with her children, ages 6 and 4 and 1.5.

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8 Responses to "An American Mosaic: Paper Flag Collage"

  1. Lauralee says:

    Very nice picture. That is a great idea and modification. I also like the idea of saving materials from previous holidays.

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