Easy Preschool Flag Painting Craft

Easy Preschool Flag Painting Craft

Ready for another patriotic preschool craft?  Be sure to check out yesterday’s project (Construction Paper Flag) as well!

Finger Painting Flag Craft for Preschoolers

Here’s What You Need: 

  • Painters Tape
  • White construction paper
  • Newspaper or other scrap paper
  • Red Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Blue Construction Paper
  • Star stickers

What You Do:

Finger Painting Flag Craft for Preschoolers (Getting Ready)

For this project, I used crayola WASHABLE tempera paint and it worked great, but I’m sure any kids paint will do.  Tape the white construction paper onto the newspaper as shown.  However, just use one stripe to secure it to the newspaper.  I found later that if you don’t go clear to the end of the paper with the painter’s tape, it pulls up better, meaning less tears on your finished flag.

Let your little one paint away!

Flag Painting

After the stripes are all painted in, allow the project to dry for about 20-30 minutes. Then, CAREFULLY pull up the painter’s tape.  It will take the top “layer” of paper off, but that’s okay!  I found if you pull back at an angle, the paper tears less.

After you’re all done removing the painter’s tape, glue on a square of blue construction paper in the corner.   Put star stickers on and you’re done!

Happy Fourth of July!!

This craft was originally posted at 3 Boys and a Dog where I used to serve as a craft writer.

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