Wave a Birthday Flag!

Wave a Birthday Flag! craft

Imagine waking up on your birthday, surrounded by packages! And with a flag flying in your window. Pretend you’re celebrating your big day in Denmark.

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    What birthday traditions does your family celebrate? In Denmark, birthday children wake up to find gaily wrapped packages surrounding their beds and a flag flying from the window! If you lived in Denmark, picture your birthday bedroom by creating a diorama in a box.

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    Cut paper to fit inside a shoe box with Crayola® Scissors. Use a Crayola Glue Stick to attach the paper to the box. With Crayola Washable Markers, draw and color yourself, sleeping in your bed. Show skin, furniture, and woodwork with Crayola Multicultural Markers.

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    Use your imagination and Crayola Color Switchers™ Markers to decorate your bedroom. Design wallpaper, bedspread, lamps, and other accessories. Flip the Marker and apply the color switcher to add colorful patterns.

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    On separate paper, draw and color your imaginary birthday packages. Cut them out and glue them around your bed. Be generous to yourself!

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    Cut a strip of paper that is half as wide as the opening of your box. Color it to look like the outside of your house. Cut out a window so you can see into your bedroom. Glue the paper to the outside of the box.

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    On more paper, draw and color a birthday flag. Cut it out and glue it on a craft stick. Glue your birthday flag in the open window. Happy birthday!