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Handprint and Footprint Flag Craft

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If you like handprint or footprint crafts, we’re making one today for the 4th of July. It’s so easy and fun that you’ll want to use this handprint and footprint flag craft as a holiday decoration. Besides, the craft makes a nice keepsake.

Handprint crafts are usually simple that even kids as young as toddlers or preschoolers can pull them off. Our handprint flag craft is no exception.

Write a little message inside and turn the craft into a DIY 4th of July card.

Handprint and footprint flag craft for kids to make for the 4th of July. #flagcraft #4thofJuly

Handprint and footprint flag craft

Handprint flag craft for kids
Footprint flag craft for kids

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Step 1: Fold the white cardstock paper in half and trace your kid’s hand or foot onto the paper. Make sure that the hand or foot is close to the fold.

For tracing footprints you will want to use a 12″ x 12″ cardstock paper and fold it diagoanlly to make sure you have enough room.

Step 2: Cut out the handprint or footprint.

Step 3: Paint the American flag on one side of the handprint or footprint. Start with a blue square in the left upper corner. You may want to wait for the blue paint to dry before you move on to the red stripes. This way the blue paint won’t get mixed with the red one.

Step 4: Dip a Q-tip in white paint and make the stars by pressing the Q-tip several times on the blue square.

Step 5: Use a black marker to draw a flag pole on the colored cardstock paper.

Step 6: Glue the back of the handprint or footprint to the paper, next to the flag pole.


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