Thursday, November 7, 2013
Veteran's Day flag craft
No matter when or where they served, military service has deep effects on service people and I'm glad to honor them on Veteran's day. I don't always agree with the US or other countries' reasons for going to war, but I respect those who choose to serve their country.
Because of that I decided to do a US flag craft with Chiquita that we could mail to my grandpa.
We started off with some tape paint resist. I just lined masking tape up for the white stripes and let Chiquita get red paint all over it with a foam paint brush (helps avoid globs of paint that we get with paint brushes). It took a lot of convincing to only use red paint - she's very into "every" color right now.
I had her draw "stars" with white crayon on a piece of blue paper. When the red paint was dry I took off the masking tape. *Note to self* I think the longer masking tape is on paper the harder it is to get off without ripping said paper. We glued the blue paper in the corner and our flag was finished. I wrote my grandpa a letter on the back and mailed it off in time for Veteran's Day!