Memorial day is right around the corner. It’s a time to celebrate and remember those who gave their lives fighting for our country’s freedom. We are so fortunate to have all we do in this country, and taking a few minutes out to celebrate that is a good thing. Today we are celebrating our country with an edible craft: make your own American flag.
Make Your Own American Flag
First, gather the supplies (ingredients) necessary for the kids to use to build their flag.
* Whole Wheat tortilla (substitute baked crescent rolls or even a piece of toast)
* Cream Cheese Mixture (see below)
* Cut up strawberries and blueberries (watermelon or raspberries may be substituted for strawberries).
* String Cheese (sliced into strips lengthwise)
How to make your own flag:
Slice whole wheat tortillas into a rectangle. The ones shown here are too large for a single serving for a child. Think about slicing it to the size of a piece of toast. (Remember, a piece of toast would also be an option if you don’t have tortillas).
Next, make the following cream cheese mixture (stolen from the classic “fruit pizza” recipe).
Cream Cheese Spread:
1/2 block cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 t vanilla
Combine using a hand mixer until smooth and creamy.
Spread this mixture atop your tortillas.
We pulled up a picture of the American flag and I asked the girls to describe it. What did they see? What were the patterns? How many stars did they guess were in the flag? Why?
Next, I asked them if they could create their own flag using the ingredients in front of them.
After about 5 minutes of work, this is what Grace did, (she is 5 years old):
And, with a LOT of help from me, this was Emma’s (hey, I needed a nice picture to show you, right?)
Once the flags were done, we pulled out our star sprinkles to complete the look:
What are you doing for memorial day?
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