Make Your Own Flag
A flag is more than colored cloth. A flag contains
symbols that mean something to people. The United State's flag has thirteen red
and white stripes that stand for the thirteen original states. It also has fifty
stars, with each representing one of our fifty states. Try
making a flag that would mean something to you by using symbols to stand for
important things in your life.
What You Need
- 12 x 18 (or poster board)
- 3/4 " dowel (optional)
- Clear Contact paper (optional)
- Write your name (really big) in the middle of the paper. Decide what
things in your life are important to you. It could be your hobbies, team
sports, pets, church, or anything else.
- Pick a symbol to stand for each activity and draw them on the flag. (Or
you could cut the symbols from construction paper and use glue to place them
on the flag.) Try to think of as many things as you can that remind you of
yourself so that the flag will be bright and colorful and really represent
- If you have clear Contact paper, cover your flag so that it will be more
durable (it will last longer.)
- If you have a dowel (these are wooden sticks you can buy at the hardware
store or craft store), now is the time to give your flag its flagpole. Put
several pieces of tape on the left (short) edge and wrap this around your
dowel so that your flag will be able to stand up.
- Put it someplace special!
You could also do a "family flag" where all of your members put on
symbols that are important to them. Cover it with Contact paper and put it
someplace where everyone will see it, like the refrigerator. That way your
family will see it often and be reminded of how much fun it is to be together.