Celebrate Independence!

Celebrate Independence! craft

Draw a bigger than life flag on a safe sidewalk! Show patriotism on your country’s independence day or any holiday with a festive flag!

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    Create any flag you wish, outdoors. Find out what your flag’s symbols mean. For a challenge, draw your flag with a wave, as if the wind were blowing through it. Ask an adult to help find a safe, large concrete or asphalt area at least 6 months old. Ask permission. Test a small area to make sure paint does not stain. Here’s one way to make a U.S. flag.

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    Draw stars. Outline a rectangle with Crayola® Sidewalk Chalk. Draw the blue rectangle in the upper left corner. The stars stand for the 50 states. Line up stars in 5 horizontal rows of 6 stars, with 4 rows of 5 stars between them. Color in the blue.

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    Paint stripes. Sketch 13 stripes, starting with red stripes at the top and bottom. The 7 red stripes and 6 white stripes stand for the original 13 colonies. Color stripes with Crayola Sidewalk Paint and the paint roller.

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    Use the Crayola So Big Brush to outline or fill in important areas of your flag. Use a garden hose or rain to wash off the flag within 2 weeks.