There are many reasons to make patriotic flags. From National Flag Day to the 4th of July and many more special days you can display this tube kite craft year round. This craft post is for an American tube flag, but you can let your imagination run wild and choose any theme you like.
Patriotic Tube Kite Supplies
- 12x 12 colored cardstock
- Multiple colors of construction paper (we used a sheet of red and a sheet of blue and a sheet of white)
- Glue Stick
- Ribbon (various lengths)
- Star Punch (if making the flag)
- Hole Punch
4th of July Tube Kite Directions
Step One: Cut several 1-inch stripes of red construction paper and a 6 x 6 blue square.
Step Two: Using your 12×12 white paper, glue the blue square in the upper left corner and then piece your red stripes down the right side and bottom. While the paper is still flat, this is the time to write names or do any illustrations.
Step Three: Using your star punch, make several stars and glue them onto the blue square. This completes your flag! My daughter signed her name and we put the date so we know what year we made it!
Step Four: Staple various colors and lengths of ribbon along the bottom of your 12×12 sheet of paper.
Step Five: Connect the left and right sides of your 12×12 sheet to form a tube. Staple the ends together.
Step Six: Punch a hole on the top part (opposite of the ribbon) on each side. Tie a ribbon onto each hole to form a handle for your kite. It is now complete!
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