Paper American Flag Lantern Craft for Kids

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We love fun printables for holidays and days of celebration or commemoration. This easy Paper American Flag Lantern Craft is perfect for Memorial Day, Flag Day or 4th July.

As super easy Paper Craft for kids. Choose from lantern coloring pages, to “ready colored” paper lanterns, to print, cut and assemble.

This is another fantastic resource brought to you in collaboration with Mrs Mactivity! Love the additional Memorial Day Activities available on her site! She also currently has a “must see” phonics craft for you to check out. Make phonics (and phonics screening) fun!

First shared in April 2019

A fun craft activity to go with any history lessons and topic work.

These ready colored lanterns are super quick and fun to assemble. These color your own versions would be a great project to do whilst listening to a topical story and giving the children time to think about past events and commemorate veterans!

Can be used as a stand alone decoration, with a tea light or as a garland.

American Flag Paper Lanterns – materials:

* Printer Paper
* Scissors
* Pens for coloring
* Glue Stick
* Tea light or garland (optional)

Check out more 4th July ideas over on Mrs Mactivity too!

These printables come in 3 sets

Full Set in COLOR!

full set of printables

Full Set in Black and White

full set of printables

How to make a paper lantern for Flag Day or 4th July

Color your pages if necessary.

Cut out your lantern and handle shapes as neatly as possible.

Fold in half aling the grey line.

Next, cut along the dashed lines to make your lantern shape.

Add glue to last section on the right.

Fold over on itself and glue to the first section (on the left).

Finally, add a little glue to the tab on the handle and glue inside the lantern. Repeat on the other side.

If you wish, you can add an electric tealight or string them up as a garland.

Aren’t they lovely? And so easy to make too!! I hope you enjot the freebie or hop over to our Teachers Pay Teachers store to get your copies! Your support is very much appreciated.

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