Materials Needed to Make American Flag Collage
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- Old Magazines that You Don’t Mind Cutting Up
- Kid Scissors or Adults Scissors (depending on the age)
- Poster Board
- Blue Stock Paper or Blue Construction Paper
- Glue Sticks
- Star Paper Punch
- White Paper 18″ Long
How to Make American Flag Collage
First, look through some old magazines and cut out any picture that has red, white or blue. This might take some time, so it could be a project you do in bits for a week leading up to the Fourth. I definitely helped cut out images.
This next part is up to mommy, unless you have older kids. Cut out a piece of tag board measuring 18″ x 13″. Next, draw one inch thick stripes on the tag board. Out of blue construction or stock paper, cut out a square that measured 8″ x 7″. Also, cut out a piece of white paper measuring 18″ x 6″. The blue paper is just sitting on top here. Don’t glue it down yet. While I said this was up to mommy, I do believe kids can learn and help measure, draw lines and cut, so let’s just call it a group effort.
The next step is to start making the collage. Fill the blue square with all the blue images you cut from the magazines. Trim the edges to keep it a nice square.
Next, glue all of your red images down on the tag board on the space drawn out for the red stripes. The images will flow over the edges, and that is OK. Above gives a good idea of what to expect it to look like at this stage. The white stripes will end up covering the overspill of red.
You will then create the white collage on the 18″ x 6″ paper. Once your images are all glued down, cut this piece of paper into six strips 18″ x 1″ long. These strips will be glued down between the red stripes on the tag board.
The final step is the stars. I had this little star punch, so we just punched out 50 white stars to glue down to the blue collage square. However, another easy solution is to buy those shiny star stickers. Glue the blue square onto the tag board flag, and you are done. It looks like a real piece of art.
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