Patriotic craft & printable ideas



  • I also posted this in the scouting forum, but thought I would put it here as well, just in case! ;-)

    I am the den leader for my son's cub scout den. We have about 12 boys and they are 3rd grade (8-9 yr olds). We need to make centerpieces for the "Blue & Gold" dinner coming up in a couple of weeks. We have decided on a patriotic theme and need to make one for each boy to put on their table. If anyone has any suggestions on inexpensive craft ideas I would really appreciate any input!
  • Patriotic Crafts
    I'm not sure if this is a "boys" craft or not - but, what about the new safety pin crafts lots of kids seem to be making? A friend of ours (9 yrs. old) made both of my girls flags with the safety pins and red, white and blue beads - we put them on their backpacks. They are really cute. http://www.makingfriends.com/index.htm has lots of free patterns for safety pin crafts and I'm sure I saw a flag there.

    Have fun at your scouting event!

    Rebecca
  • Printable "Proud to be..." & other Patriotic print outs
    http://www.katu.com/special/attack/fly_the_flag.asp
  • Printable Patriotic Coloring Pages
    http://coloringbookfun.com/patriotic/index.htm

    Everything from fireworks, to the Liberty Bell to the Statue of Liberty!
  • Following is a craft we did at cub scout camp (sorry I don't have a pciture):

    Pattern for US Flag

    12 blue pony beads
    58 white pony beads
    40 red pony beads

    11 white craft strings 10 " long
    1 dowel rod or pencil

    loop string around the rod/pencil with both sides being equal.
    Put the first row bead on both strings,
    alternate the beads as instructed below.
    When row is finished tie a knot in the string.


    1st row 2nd row 3rd row 4th row 5th row 6 - 11
    white blue white blue white red
    blue white blue white blue white
    white blue white blue white red
    blue white blue white blue white
    white blue white blue white red
    white white white white white white
    red red red red red red
    white white white white white white
    red red red red red red
    white white white white white white