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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Texas Flag Craft Tutorial

Texas Flag Craft for Texas Public Schools Week, from Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten

Texas public schools week is fast approaching - and if you're a Texas teacher that probably means it's time to learn some state history, and to get your classroom ready for open house.  It's spring, and time seems to slip away quickly, between testing, field days, assemblies, and planning end of year activities (Yikes! Already?).  You need some quick, easy, and amazing looking activities that can double as open house displays!

Here's one super simple, absolutely adorable activity that your students can probably even complete on their own during centers or for morning work!

To make this Texas flag craft, you'll need the following materials for each student:
Texas Flag Craft for Texas Public Schools Week, from Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten
 - 1 piece of white 9" x 12" construction paper
- 1 blue 4" x 9" rectangle
- 1 red 8" x 4.5" rectangle
- 1 white five pointed star (die cut, or print these and have each student cut one out)
- glue stick

Step by step directions:
- Lay your white paper landscape style on your work surface.
- Glue on the red rectangle landscape style in the lower right hand corner of the white paper. 
- Glue on the blue rectangle portrait style along the left side of your paper.
- Center the white star on the blue rectangle, and glue to the flag.
- Ta-da!

These look beautiful on a wall, or hanging from the ceiling above student desks (paper clip 2 flags back to back so there is always a front side facing out).  If you make a blue bonnet craft like this one, mix the flags and blue bonnets in a display.

If you're looking for some Texas learning that's ready to print and go, I have some fun Texas resources in my TeachersPayTeachers store,
including my most recent addition: 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Texas-State-Symbols-3-Differentiated-booklets-2950256
Next time I'll share a tutorial on making a US flag!


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