Handprint American Flag 4th of July Craft

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By In The Playroom

If you’re looking for a fun 4th of July craft to make this summer, why not try this simple handprint American Flag 4th of July Craft.

If you’re not in the USA, you can adapt this basic idea to make other flags too, to celebrate any national event, or sporting occasion.

Doesn’t it look cute?


To make your American flag handprint, you will need:

  • Red, White, and Blue craft paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • White paper
  • Paper straw
  • Glue
  • Glitter glue
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Instructions Step by Step

Here’s how to make the 4th July handprint craft with your kids.

First, paint the underside of the hand red, white and blue as seen in the picture.

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Then, press the hand down firmly onto the white paper.

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You might want to use the brushes to full in any areas that may not have touched the paper enough and to create a flag shape,  but be careful not to touch it up too much, you still want to be able to tell that it is a handprint!

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Next, glue the paper straw in place on  like a flagpole.

Finally, sprinkle silver glitter over the blue or use glitter glue to create a pretty “starry” effect!

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And you’re done!

Wasn’t this such an easy 4th July craft?

This handprint flag craft idea is a great toddler fourth July craft, and is also a really good 4th July craft idea for preschoolers.

Kids of all ages enjoy painting and hand printing, and celebrating all kinds of special occasions.

cute american flag handprint craft for 4th july

Printable Instructions

If you would like to print out the step by step use the create card below for easy printing

American Flag Handprint Craft
Yield: 1

American Flag Handprint Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Easy patriotic handprint craft of the American Flag


  • Red Paint
  • White Paint
  • Blue Paints
  • White paper
  • Paper straw
  • Glue
  • Glitter glue


  • Paintbrushes


  1. Paint the hand red white and blue to represent the US flag
  2. Print onto paper
  3. Fill in any gaps
  4. Glue down the straw
  5. Add glitter


Full craft details at intheplayroom.co.uk

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Patriotic American Holidays

This American flag craft is suitable for all of the following American holidays

  • 4th July – American Independence Day
  • Memorial Day – The Last Monday in May
  • Veterans Day – November 11th
  • Patriot Day – September 11th

More 4th July Ideas

Here are some more easy and fun Patriotic 4th July ideas for all the family

4th July Color Pages

4th of July Ice Cream Sandwiches

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4th of July Party Printables

Fireworks coloring pages

Toilet paper roll fireworks craft

More Easy Handprint Crafts for Kids

Little handprints are perfect for making simple keep sake crafts with the kids all year round.

Here are a few more easy handprint craft ideas on our site

Looking for more flag crafts and crafts around the world? Check out our British flag coloring pages

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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.

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