Kid Crafts

Popsicle Stick Flag

Posted on July 1, 2021

This project is the perfect thing to bring a little 4th of July into your life!  After the fun of making this craft is over, stick it in with a plant, decorate for a party with it, or take it along with you to your 4th of July festivities.


  • 6 jumbo popsicle sticks
  • Red, white and blue paint (could substitute markers)
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Paint brushes
  • Tape

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Step 1: Gather and ready your materials

Go ahead and have your paint in cups or on a paper plate so you’re ready to go. Make sure to have a brush for each color too.

Step 2: Begin painting

Paint one popsicle stick all red. 

Step 3: Line up 3 popsicle sticks

You need to make sure these are how you want them when they’re glued. Figure out where you want the blue section to be and tape off all 3 sticks with one piece of tap so they’re even. Paint the two sticks that need red on one part.

place your heart on the canvas

Step 4: Grab your white paint

Paint two sticks all white and then paint the middle stick with tape on it that’s supposed to be white. 

Step 5: Grab your blue paint

Now it’s time to paint the parts of those 3 sticks blue. You will need to remove the tape for this and just be very careful when you get close to the line


Step 6: Second coat

Now is the time to go back for second coats if needed, just make sure the first coat is dry first.


Step 7: Grab your small paint brush

On one of the white sticks, paint blue dots on it


Step 8: Glue

Put glue between the first three sticks and make sure they are laying on the table how you want them to dry. While they are drying you can begin to paint 50 white dots on the blue part


Step 9: Glue the bottom two sticks together

Step 10: Glue the two sections of sticks together


Step 11: Finishing Touches

Once the dots on the white stick are dry, decide how much of a handle you want and put glue on the top of the stick and place it under all of the sticks. Make sure they are all lined up how you want them to try. We placed another stick under the other side of the flag so that it would dry lined up.


All done!


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