United Nations Flags
United Nations Day is October 24th. This is a great opportunity to turn a fun craft project into a learning experience! Have your kids create their own flash card using recycled cereal boxes, construction paper and a glue stick. You can find all the flags of the United Nations here. When your kids are done making their flags, write the name of the corresponding country on the back and quiz each other to see how well you know your flags!
To make these flash cards you will need:
Empty cereal boxes (1 box makes 4 flags)
Black pen or marker
If you cut your cereal box along the seams, you can save the extra pieces for other projects. Having extra cardboard is always great for impromptu crafting sessions!
Once you’ve trimmed off the edges and are left with the front and back of the cereal box, cut them in half, creating a total of four pieces.
Cover the decorated side of the cereal box with glue stick.
Place it face down onto your construction paper and press to adhere.
Trim the edges of the paper off.
To make stars, draw a simple star and cut it out, pasting down the side with pen/pencil marks so they are not seen.
You can trace objects too when you need simple shapes. For example, I used a tin can I to make a perfect circle.
When all your flags are done, use a marker to write the country name on the back.
Amanda Formaro is a well-known craft expert and has been writing and crafting on the Internet for over fifteen years. Find out more on her blog, Crafts by Amanda, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike.