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Easy BIG American Flag Coloring Page and BIG American Flag Tutorial

Why use a small American Flag Coloring page when everyone could work together to make something big? Now you can sample my murals with a new mini template, just in time for 4th of July celebrations.

American Flag Coloring
American Flag mural measures 30″ x 20″ when complete

Use the Button below to Download an American Flag Mini Mural

American Flag Coloring

Years ago, when my son was in kindergarten, I had this crazy idea of trying to make giant classroom coloring projects. You know, like a huge whale when the letter of the week was a “W”, a giraffe for “G” and so on. Envisioning something that everyone could color and quickly tape together for some giant wall art just seemed too fun to not figure out.

A bit (ok, a lot!) of experimenting led to a process of making large drawings on my computer, applying a grid on top, and then printing out each panel on its own page. Long story short is that it worked, the kids were thrilled that they made something so BIG, and I have been tweaking the process and growing my collection eve since.

If you haven’t seen my full size murals in my PDF Shop, there are lots that are designed for classrooms of 24ish students or so. Given the time of year now though, I thought it would be fun to scale things down so homes or smaller groups could try a project out too. And what could be more lovely than a beautiful flag, blowing in the wind, just in time for 4th of July parties and celebrations? All you have to do is download your PDF template, and follow the instructions that are on the last few pages.

Materials for American Flag Coloring Page

  • Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.

Directions for American Flag Coloring Page

Time needed: 1 hour.

How to make an American Flag Coloring Page (BIG!)

  1. Print out each page.

  2. Trim on the lines shown.

  3. Write the number on the back (it will get covered when coloring).

  4. Color each page and tape together.

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