• 9 paint sticks
  • Red, white, and blue acrylic paint
  • Mod podge
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun


  1. After gathering all of your materials, lay seven paint sticks down in a row. Trim the remaining two paint sticks to the length of the paint sticks that will be the flag. These are your supporting paint sticks.
  2. Trim a piece of twine that will be used to hang. Glue the twine between the top paint stick and the back supporting paint sticks. Allow glue to dry.
  3. Putting the back support forward, glue on each paint stick individually using the glue gun.
  4. Using a straight edge, draw a line for what will be blue.
  5. Paint your flag! We used two coats of acrylic paint to get the look we desired.
  6. Free-hand a few stars in the blue, or use wooden stars from a craft store.
  7. Paint a coat of Mod Podge on to seal the paint, and let dry.
  8. Hang your paint stick American flag for everyone to enjoy!

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