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Craft Sticks US Flag Activity

Supplies Needed:
28 Craft Sticks or Popsicle Sticks
Paint or Markers

#1: Take 3 craft sticks and place them on the table side by side varying in height next to each other. This will be how the flag is held together.
#2: Lay all 26 craft sticks on top of the 3 craft sticks. Make sure all 26 craft sticks are touching one of the 3 back craft sticks. You may need to use more craft sticks on the back of the flag to hold it together.
#3: Once all 26 sticks are in place glue them to the back 3 craft sticks.
#4: Allow glue to dry
#5: Use a pencil to draw a small box in the top left hand corner of the craft sticks. This will be where the stars of the US flag will go.
#6: Paint the bottom stick red and then alternate between red and white until you reach the top. Be careful not to paint inside the box you drew for the stars.
#7: Allow paint to dry
#8: Paint the part of the craft sticks that you made a box blue.
#9: Allow to dry
#10: Draw stars on top of the blue paint.

Additional Flag Information:
*The fifty stars on the flag represent the fifty U.S. states and the thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies that rebelled against the British Crown and became the first states in the Union
*Nicknames for the flag include the Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and The Star-Spangled Banner.
*The flag has been changed 26 times since the new, 13-state union adopted it.

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