In 1776, the flag started out with thirteen stripes, alternating red and white, and thirteen white stars on a blue background. Throughout the years, a star has been added to the flag for each new state as it joined the union. Today, the flag we proudly display has 13 stripes and 50 stars.
Get into the patriotic spirit by trying one of these flag related crafts:
- Start out by printing out and coloring this American flag page.
- Learn how to make a flag you can wear using
- Wear a homemade red, white, and blue
costume to a parade or picnic.
- You can make a pin the wear using this
beaded safety pin pattern.