Starfish American Flag

I am always looking for fun USA crafts, and literally last night at 9:30pm I decided I wanted to make a USA flag paining for the upcoming 4th of July, and WWC finals.  First, I have to talk about Tuesday’s soccer game… Not only did USA look great, and beat Germany to move onto the finals, but my friend, Kelley, scored the 2nd goal with a ninja kick!!!  Seriously check it out, the goal was amazing.  I can’t tell you how proud I was of her, and I feel like she scored that goal for PTC, and all of us that she’s played with. Congrats, Kel!

Ok back to the craft…   Needless to say, my American sprit has been higher than normal since that goal on Tuesday.  Last night I went to my Pinterest board to for inspiration, and got to work.

American Flag with Starfish PaintingIMG_5210

What you’ll need:

  • Canvas
  • Blue & red paint
  • Starfish
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue

Let me paint the picture for you — I get home from kickball, shower, relax on the couch with Hunter and then just get up and start pulling things out of my nicely organized craft closet and get to work.  This happens fairly regularly, so Hunter’s gotten used to my impromptu crafting.

Grab your canvas and painter’s tape and start making the stripes of the flag.  Obviously, where the tape is, will remain white, and the other part will become the red stripes.  Then add a piece of tape to form the blue stars area.

IMG_5211Once the tape is securely on the canvas, paint the red stripes.  I used three coats of read paint before I was happy with the red color.IMG_5212

Today after work, I painted the blue area.  This took about 4 coats before it was the shade of blue I wanted.IMG_5214

Finally, remove the painter’s tape, and glue the starfish on the blue painted area to represent all the stars.  Just like that, you’re done!  Now I need to figure out where I’m going to put it…IMG_5222

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