Vote Vote Vote !!

Voter Flag!

I am not sure how many of my readers know but I am Canadian living in the US, so I am unable to vote in this American election. However I can still remind all of you who are able to get out, get in line and VOTE! Today we made a fun flag, well I made most of it, my son was taken with coloring the pole which was fine too. We are going to take it around town today to remind all of those who can vote, to have their say!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need 3 pieces of white paper, 1 blue, 1 red , markers, glue, scissors , a star paper punch and a gift wrap roll.
  2. Start by having your child use blue and red markers to color the pole. If they are older they can write words like “vote” “America” “election” etc… on it. My son loved this step so much it’s all he did!
  3. While they do this you do the craft, oh wait that was just us. While they color you can cut out the paper shapes, if they are older have them help or do this all on their own. You will need 4 short and 4 long red stripes , one blue square ( well it’s really a fat rectangle..), and a whole bunch of white stars. My son took a break from coloring to try the paper punch.
  4. Start by gluing the blue section on.
  5. Add the stripes
  6. Add the stars
  7. Check on my son who is still coloring the pole , and a little bit of my kitchen table.
  8. Let dry
  9. Using the last piece of white paper – write a message. Campaign if you want , or just write something like we did ” Vote Today!!”
  10. Glue that to the back of the flag, add some clear tape for stability.
  11. Glue the flag to the pole
  12. Get your message out, be heard!

Comments

  1. mwatson@tapestryinc.com says

    I’m also a Canadian living in the US. What city are you in? We’re in NYC. I took my son down to the Scholastic Store in Soho where he got a chance to vote for his favorite candidate.

    Love this craft and your blog!

  2. Allie says

    Thanks !

    mwatson – we are in the Seattle Area! I am excited for the next election my son will be old enough to get it, I think the scholastic store idea is awesome, but I think most of what scholastic does is !

  3. melanie says

    I love the flag! Too cute.

    Totally off topic- but our kids are the same age (my daughter just turned 2) so I have a question. What do you about the glue and paint eating? It used to just be a taste here and there for her, but lately all she wants to do is eat the paint and glue. I know she enjoys our activities, and I do too, but I’m ready to give up for a while because she just won’t stop eating our materials. Any ideas?

  4. Allie says

    I wish I had a good answer, I have been letting my son have a smoothie or drink at the table and when he goes to eat the glue I hand him a drink instead. I also try to get him talking when he is talking he generally isn’t tasting things…

    I have given him timeouts but never for eating it, only for putting the daubers in his mouth- they have small pieces that can pop off and choke. I wouldn’t timeout for tasting because it’s not really worth the fight in my opinion.

    Sorry no magic answer- lately my son has been into coloring himself, he is covered in pink marker right now.

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  1. [...] No Time For Flashcards has a craft to remind citizens to get out and vote – but this would be perfect for 4th of July. (Empty gift wrap rolls are another one of my favorites – instant sword or telescope, but perfect for this flag). [...]

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