Posted Jul 03, 2015 by Elmers
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    Paper Mosaic Flag

    Make a patriotic flag mosaic!
    • Easy
    • 1 hr
    • 5 - 11
    • Fourth of July

    Supplies Needed


    • Talk with students about the history of the American flag and what it represents. Discuss how thirteen stripes stand for the thirteen original colonies that rebelled against the British Crown. Discuss the fifty stars that represent the fifty states in the United States of America.
    • Ask students to write a brief biography on Betsy Ross, the woman attibuted to making the first American flag. Encourage students to share interesting facts that they learn with the rest of the class.
    • Have each student investigate a different state's flag. Have students draw miniature pictures of the flags. Then, attach students' flags to the appropriate states on a large classroom map.
    • Have students pretend that they've been asked to design a new American flag. Encourage students to draw their flag designs, and then hang them up around the classroom.


    1. Sketch the design for your American flag on a piece of foam board with a pencil.
    2. Tear red, white, and blue construction paper into tiny pieces. Separate the colors into piles.
    3. Cover an area of the foam board with glue. Attach pieces of paper to the glue.
    4. Continue until the entire piece of foam board is covered with paper.
    5. Tear 50 tiny pieces of white construction paper to represent the 50 stars on the American flag. Glue the stars onto the flag.
    6. Display your patriotic creation for others to see!


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