This paper Handprint Flag Craft is a super easy and cute way to celebrate the 4th of July with a personal touch! Simply trace your little one’s handprint, cut out, paint, and attach to a craft stick flagpole!
We love how easy and sweet this American flag craft is. And a fun aspect is that you can cut it out, attach to a craft stick for the flagpole, then wave it around at all your Independence Day celebrations!
Looking for more fun July 4th craft ideas? We have ‘em! Like these Cardboard Roll Firework Fountains, our Patriotic Smush Paint “Stained Glass”, these Patriotic Streamer Paper Airplanes, and our https://ourkidthings.com/july-4th-fireworks-craft/.
To make our Handprint Flag Craft you will need red cardstock, white and blue acrylic paint, a white paint pen/marker, a jumbo craft stick, scissors, and a glue stick.
Make our July 4th Handprint Flag Craft
- Red cardstock
- Acrylic paint – white, blue
- White marker
- Jumbo craft sticks
- Glue stick
Begin by tracing the little one’s handprint on red cardstock. That’s the color we used as the base. You could also use white cardstock, then paint red stripes instead.
Cut out the handprint.
Tip: the straighter the fingers are, the better the stripes will look. My little one likes to have his fingers further apart, so our stripes were more in a fan kind of shape. But when we did more later with closer fingers that were straighter, I think they may have turned out better. Cute and unique to the child either way, though.
Now, paint every other finger white.
And paint the palm blue. Paint up to where you stopped with the white stripes. Let the paint dry completely.
Then, use the white marker or paint pen to make stars. Small white star stickers would be really cute, too.
Finally, adhere the handprint flag to the top of a jumbo craft stick.
Wave your flags!
We hope you have a safe and fun 4th of July celebration! And be sure to check out all of our July 4th craft ideas at Our Kid Things!