4th of July Craft for Kids: Popsicle Flags

4th of July Craft for Kids

There’s lots to celebrate this week! So grab some Popsicle sticks and create a 4th of July craft for kids – and one for the history books.

4th of July Craft for Kids

It’s a big week! Our country is celebrating the 4th of July and a landmark ruling on same sex marriage. So how do we celebrate? Popsicles! And what do we do with those Popsicle sticks? Craft them into awesome flags!


  • 8 Popsicle sticks per flag
  • Craft paints: red, white, blue, silver, orange, yellow, green, purple
  • Blue foamboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint brushes

4th of July Craft for Kids

American Flag Directions

  1. Paint three Popsicle sticks red and three white.
  2. Paint one stick silver.
  3. Cut a small heart out of your blue foamboard. You could also do a star, but I can’t draw a star – so I went with the heart.
  4. When your sticks are dry, add glue to the top half of your silver stick – which will acts as your flag pole.
  5. Attach the red and white sticks to the glue to form a flag.
  6. Glue the heart (or star) onto the top left corner of your flag.
  7. Flip your flag over so you see the unpainted side. Now take a plain Popsicle stick and cut it to the length of your flag.
  8. Glue this piece to the underside of your flag so that it’s parallel to your flag pole. This piece will act as a brace and it’ll hold all the sticks together.

Pride Flag Directions

  1. Follow all the directions from the American Flag craft, but instead of red and white sticks – paint each one the colors of the rainbow.
  2. Be sure to glue them on in the proper order: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.
  3. I didn’t add a heart to the Pride flag, but I wish I had! I think that would’ve been really nice!

So what do we do with these flags?

  • Stick the American flag in your flower pots to add to your 4th of July decor.
  • Use this craft as a way to keep the kids busy at your 4th of July barbecue.
  • Make both flags with your kids as a way to explain this week’s Supreme Court decision and why it’s a very special day for lots of crafty families!
    4th of July Craft for Kids

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