By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 4 and up
Building a fort in the living room is loads of fun for kids. A fort flag is a fun way to stake out the territory and let everyone know who was responsible for the structure.
What you'll need:
- Large twig from your yard
- 8" x 10" piece of stiff felt
- Felt alphabet stickers
- Hole punch
- Jute or other twine
How to make it:
- First, place the alphabet letters (do not remove sticky backs yet) onto the stiff felt. Be sure to leave a little room on the left for the hole punch. Once you have them where you want them, remove the sticker backs and attach the letters to the stiff felt. (See photo.)
- Use a hole punch to add holes about an inch from the left side of the stiff felt. (See photo.)
- Cut jute string into 6" lengths and insert into the holes. (See photo.)
- Tie the jute strings around the twig to attach the flag to the flagpole.
- An alternative to the felt sticker letters could be puffy paint or glitter glue, however this will increase the craft time frame considerably due to drying time.
- Stiff felt can be found at your local craft supply store.
- Never pull a healthy twig off of a living tree. Scour the ground for broken twigs and branches. The best time to look for these is in the spring as the snow melts, or after a storm where the wind has knocked loose branches out of the trees.