A Flag Day/Independence Day Activity

For each child you will need nine craft sticks; red and white paint; brushes; blue construction paper; glue; and white paper or a white gel pen.

Paint five craft sticks red and four craft sticks white. Let them dry. Glue them together in an alternating pattern by gluing them to one craft stick (on the right side) and two broken craft sticks (in the middle and on the left side).

Cut a small square of blue construction paper. Either draw a lot of white stars on the blue paper using a white gel pen, or cut and glue tiny white stars onto the blue paper. When the glue has set, turn the flag over. Glue on the square of blue construction paper and glue another craft stick to the long craft stick on the back. Let the glue set.