Salute the stars and stripes with these 20 American flag coloring pages that are all free to download or print! The American flag has long stood as a symbol of freedom, unity, and courage, resonating with people around the world, which makes it a great coloring project in the classroom or at home!
In this series, I’ve illustrated a range of American flags, from classic flag designs to patriotic patterns and creative interpretations, saluting the US flag, and many more. No matter your age or skill level, grab your favorite coloring tools and get ready to showcase your patriotism and artistic flair, one star-spangled masterpiece at a time!
To use any of these free printables, you can click on any of the below images or links to open the high-resolution PDF on a new page. From there, you can freely download or print to your heart’s content!
All these PDF coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!
10 Craft Ideas To Do With American Flag Coloring Pages
Here are 10 affordable, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!
10. Fourth Of July Party Decorations
For your next Fourth of July party – or Memorial Day or even Labor Day – you can save on decorations and get the kids in on the planning with my American flag pictures.
Have your kids color in and cut out a variety of flags and place them on the food tables or hang them like bunting from your pergola or porch.
You can use them as placemats, food labels or create centerpieces around them to place on tables.
9. Flag Day Fact Booklet
Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, and while most kids are out of school on that date, parents can help keep the summer slide at bay with this fun activity.
Have your kids research and write down four or five facts about Flag Day (or July Fourth or even Labor Day, if you prefer!).
They’ll write them directly onto the American Flag illustrations and then color them in.
They can also use construction paper to create a nice cover for their fact booklet and take a three-hole punch with some O-rings to bind the pages together.
The kids can then share their findings with each other and with you!
8. Patriotic Rocks
If you’re planning on going to a park for a Fourth of July or Memorial Day celebration, take some patriotic rocks with you to leave around for others to find.
You can make these rocks by shrinking the illustrations down so that the flags are about two to three inches.
Then you’ll need some smooth-topped rocks; you’re going to have your kids color in the little flags, cut them out, and then Mod-Podge them to the rocks.
You’ll probably want to do this a day in advance to let them dry overnight, but once they’re ready to go out, you can start spreading patriotic joy!
7. Greeting Cards/Party Invitations
For whatever patriotic holiday is coming out, you can turn my American flag pictures into greeting cards or party invitations if you’re hosting people for a BBQ or picnic.
You can do this one of two ways, though both involve copying/pasting the illustration of choice from the original downloadable PDF into a word processor document.
Then you can either resize the image so that it’s centered on the right-hand side, half-page.
Or you can plan to fold the page into fourths and put the illustration in the upper-left quadrant, upside down (it will turn right-side up once it’s folded, I promise!).
To make pretty, patriotic suncatchers, you will need transparency paper; you’ll print out the illustrations you want to use onto the special paper.
Then you’ll need tissue paper in red, white and blue. Glue pieces down, filling in the lines.
If you have younger kids, you’ll want to use a simpler illustration; but if you have older kids or you yourself are doing this craft, you can use more ornate pictures.
Let the glue dry, and then cut out the flags. You can poke two holes on either side of the flag, tie up some string and use that to hang the suncatchers in a window.
5. Cotton Ball Flags
For this craft, which is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners, you’ll want to use a more simple, straightforward flag picture.
You can include the cotton ball dyeing in the process – you’ll just need water, food coloring, and a touch of vinegar – or you can pre-dye the cotton balls beforehand.
Either way, the kids will then glue the cotton balls to the flag, following the color guidelines of red and white for the stripes and blue for the star area.
4. Popsicle Stick Flags
For a makeshift flag that your kids can hold onto during the fireworks or parade, you’ll just need extra-large popsicle sticks and glue.
Have your kids color in the flags of their choice and then cut them out carefully.
You’ll glue the popsicle sticks to the side of the flag, leaving enough stick hanging down so that your kids can easily grasp it.
3. Scrapbooking Notions
For all those wonderful memories of Fourth of July picnics or Labor Day parades, you can use my American flag pictures as background notions in your scrapbooking.
Or perhaps you want to devote a page to a family member’s military service or include a page to commemorate a relative that has passed and served in the U.S. armed forces.
2. Glittery Flags
For a cute craft that is sure to delight, break out the glitter glue or – if you don’t have any – glue + glitter!
Have your kids make an American flag that is oh-so-fabulous by tracing and then coloring in with red and blue glitter glue.
Or have them trace and “color in” the lines with regular Elmer’s glue and then shake on red and blue glitter.
1. Flag Pins
For this craft, you will need shrink sheets, which you can find for less than $10 on Amazon.
You’ll print off the American flag pictures with the flags you want onto the shrink sheets and then have your kids color them in with markers.
Next, they’ll cut them out, and then you bake them off per the shrink sheet’s instructions.
Once they’re cooled, you can take a hot glue gun and glue pinbacks to the cutouts.
Then they’re all ready to adorn your t-shirts, backpacks, or even shoes!