How to Make a Patriotic American Flag Boat for 4th of July

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Are you looking for a unique Fourth of July craft? Here is a fun craft to celebrate America’s birthday…this craft (by Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade)  will show you, step by step, how to make a paper boat with an American flag– a simple craft for 4th July.

How to Make a 4th of July Patriotic Flag Boat

CRAFTS MATERIALS NEEDED:

– blue paper
– white paper
– red and blue pen
– needle (or toothpick)
– scissors

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Step 1.

Take the blue paper …

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… and fold it in half by bringing the upper part over the lower one.

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Fold again in half by bringing the left part over the right one this time.


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Unfold, because we need only the crease at this point.

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Step 2.

Bring the right upper corner to the center.

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Do the same for the left corner, like this.

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Fold the remaining strip upward.

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Turn over …

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… and fold the strip upward.

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Step 3.

Open…

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… like this…

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… until it became flatten on the other direction.

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Fold the lower parts upward…

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… like this.

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Open again until it became flatten on the other direction.

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Like this.

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Step 4.

Take the upper corners and stretch out.

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Like this.

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Now the boat is ready.

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Step 5.

Let’s make the flag. Cut a rectangle of white paper…

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Draw the contour of the blue part…

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… and the stars.

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Start filling this part with blue color.

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Like this.

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Use red color to draw the lines on the rest of the flag.

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Like this.

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Step 6.

Now we assemble the components. Put the needle through the flag…

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and stick the tip in the middle of the boat, like this.

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The boat is ready to be used as a decoration or as a toy.

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