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How to Make a Hand Print American Flag With Your Troop
Time to read 4 min
Time to read 4 min
As a leader I am always looking for new ways to have my whole troop work on an art project. We have all heard of murals, but have you tried something as simple as a Troop American Flag. The girls will have fun getting a little messy while also making something you can proudly display at your meeting location, attach to a float in a parade or even a great backdrop for pictures. As you can see in this one here of some of my girls at a World Thinking Day event.
Today I will share with you exactly how we made our troop American Flag. Along with some suggestions of how to use your new art piece.
What you need to make American Flag:
How to make American flag:
I know my girls always love to get messy and try different paint activities. If you are looking for a different kind of party, make it a paint party. Here are some great ideas for a Painting Party.
This could be a great addition to the activities you are doing to earn the Celebrating Community badge. If you need more ideas for this badge here are some ideas along with a complete activity booklet to help you earn it.
This could be a great addition to the activities you are doing to earn the Painting badge. If you need more ideas for this badge here are some ideas along with a complete activity booklet to help you earn it.
Hang your new troop American Flag at your World Thinking Day event. It is a great backdrop for pictures at the event as well. If you need help planning your World Thinking Day event here are a number of great ideas.
After making the large flag as a craft, now teach your girls how to do a proper flag ceremony. So as a Scout it is important to learn how to do a proper flag ceremony. If you have never done one or need a few ideas. Here is a post I share exactly how to do a simple flag ceremony. If you do not have a flag for your troop yet here is a good one that I feel like is a perfect size even for our littlest girls to hold.
After making a amazing American Flag and doing a flag ceremony send your girls home with a fun patch to wear proudly on the back of their vest. Here is one that is perfect for the occasion and come with a free PDF with even more ideas related to putting on a Flag Ceremony.
I hope your girls have a blast making their American Flag. I would love to share all the unique flags made right here in this post. So if you have done this craft or followed my directions to make one send me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add your troops flag to this post for other leaders to see.
When do I fly a flag?
The American Flag is an idolized symbol of the United States and should be properly displayed on all days when weather permits, especially on designated flag flying days. Never miss an important flag flying holiday by following the dates below: