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How to make a kids wall flag

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Fun for the kids – create a wall flag

Kids wall flag

Get arty with the kids by creating this fun wall flag.

You will need: A4 cardboard, ruler, pencil and scissors, Resene testpots in your chosen colours. We used Resene Zircon, Resene Fringy Flower, Resene Midnight Express and Resene Ship Cove, testpot brush, scalpel and backing board, hole punch, masking tape, ribbon.

Top tip: Create a series of different flag designs and display them as bunting.

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Step by step instructions

Step 1
Step one
Cut out a rectangle piece from the bottom of the cardboard to create the flag shape.
Step 2
Step two
Paint the cardboard in Resene Ship Cove and leave to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Mask out two stripes at the bottom and paint in Resene Zircon (top) and Resene Fringy Flower (bottom). Paint the tips in Resene Midnight Express. Remove the tape and Leave to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Use a cookie cutter to trace the star shape onto the back of the flag.
Step 5
Step five
Cut out with the scalpel (remember to use a backing board so as not to damage any surfaces).
Step 6
Step six
Punch two holes far apart at the top and thread the ribbon through to hang up the flag. Get your kids to help you find a place to proudly display their new flag.

Styling and photography by Nikki Astwood

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