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With just a few days before the 4th of July, let’s grab a paper plate and some yarn and make a paper plate patriotic craft. This is the easy patriotic idea you’ve been looking for your preschooler, kindergartner or older kid. Sewing with yarn is a great activity for all ages.

Paper plate patriotic craft kids

Draw your own star in the middle of a paper plate or use the free template at the end of the post. If you draw the star, make sure it is big enough for kids to be able to sew it but not too big to fill up the entire plate. You want to leave room for the white and red stripes.

Paper plate American flag craft

We have actually replaced the stripes with alternating white and red stars that have the blue yarn star in the middle. It’s a concentric design that looks awesome on a paper plate.

For young kids you can replace sewing with painting. If your kid doesn’t feel like threading yarn through holes, you can suggest painting the blue star instead. The craft will look great either way.

Paper plate American flag craft

If you’re new to our blog, you don’t know yet that we are big fans of paper plate crafts. I always make sure we have paper plates in the house for any craft idea we may have that would need one. We use our paper plate year round for all sorts of crafts, from Valentine hearts to Santa.

We also like to combine yarn with our paper plate crafts. Check out our yarn crafts for kids.

Easy yarn American flag craft

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PAPER PLATE PATRIOTIC CRAFT

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How to make a paper plate patriotic craft

Big star on paper plate

Start by printing the star template (find it at the end of the article) and cut out the biggest star. Trace it in the middle of the paper plate.

Middle star on paper plate

Cut out the middle star and trace it onto the paper plate, in the middle of the other star.

Small star traced on paper plate

Cut out the last star and trace in onto the paper plate, in the middle of the middle star.

Trace more stars on paper plate

Use a pencil to trace more parallel lines to the edges of the biggest star. This way you make it look as if there are even more larger stars on the paper plate.

Small star cut out

Cut out the smallest star. I like using a craft knife and if you decide to do the same, make this step an adult-only step. The craft knifes are very sharp and young kids can’t handle them. Instead, you can hand them scissors.

Holes along the small star

Use a hole punch to make holes along the edges of the cut out star.

Red painted stars

Paint every other star red and let the paint dry completely before you move on to sewing.

Cut a strand of  orange yarn, thread it through a plastic yarn needle and tie one end to the needle. Tape the other end of the yarn at the back of the paper plate. You can now start threading the yarn through the holes in the paper plate.

You can go through the holes one or several times. Keep on threading until you reach the end of your yarn. Secure the end of the yarn to the back of the paper plate with tape.

If you ran out of yarn before you could cover all the holes in your paper plate, cut another strand of yarn and repeat this step.

Paper plate patriotic craft

Paper plate patriotic craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A beautiful paper plate and yarn patriotic craft for kids. Make this easy American flag craft for the 4th of July or Memorial Day.

Materials

  • Star template - find it at the end of the article
  • Paper plate
  • Blue yarn
  • Red paint

Tools

  • Plastic yarn needle
  • Hole punch
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Craft knife

Instructions

  1. Start by printing the star template (find it at the end of the article) and cut out the biggest star. Trace it in the middle of the paper plate.
  2. Cut out the middle star and trace it onto the paper plate, in the middle of the other star.
  3. Cut out the last star and trace in onto the paper plate, in the middle of the middle star.
  4. Use a pencil to trace more parallel lines to the edges of the biggest star. This way you make it look as if there are even more larger stars on the paper plate.
  5. Cut out the smallest star. I like using a craft knife and if you decide to do the same, make this step an adult-only step. The craft knifes are very sharp and young kids can't handle them. Instead, you can hand them scissors.
  6. Use a hole punch to make holes along the edges of the cut out star.
  7. Paint every other star red and let the paint dry completely before you move on to sewing.
  8. Cut a strand of orange yarn, thread it through a plastic yarn needle and tie one end to the needle. Tape the other end of the yarn at the back of the paper plate. You can now start threading the yarn through the holes in the paper plate.
  9. You can go through the holes one or several times. Keep on threading until you reach the end of your yarn. Secure the end of the yarn to the back of the paper plate with tape.
  10. If you ran out of yarn before you could cover all the holes in your paper plate, cut another strand of yarn and repeat this step.

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