Star-Spangled Crafts

From the Series Crafts & Activities

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Waving the flag on the Fourth of July is only one way to celebrate pride in our country. There are many other days (Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Veteran’s Day or any day) and many other ways to honor the USA. Kathy Ross offers clearly illustrated step-by-step instructions for an array of patriotic projects based not only on our flag but also on other symbols such as the American Eagle, Uncle Sam, the Statue of Liberty, and the Liberty Bell.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2011-01-01
BISACS JNF015000, JNF038100, JNF026130
Dewey 745.5
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Features Reviewed and Step-by-step instructions

Author: Kathy Ross

Kathy Ross grew up in upstate New York in the 1950s. She credits her unusual and very creative elementary school education at Oswego State Teachers College coupled with a childhood that afforded her time to "be" for her endless ability to create. Kathy has written many children’s songs, is a writer for the Highsmith Summer Reading Manual, has made dozens of television appearances, and has given workshops for both children and adults around the country. Kathy has published more then 60 books to date. She was honored to be the featured author of the month on the website of the Children’s Book Council.

Illustrator: Sharon Lane Holm


School Library Journal

“Ross is well-known for her creative craft books and this one is no exception. Here she offers ideas for 22 activities, with clear, step-by-step instructions that use commonly found materials. Colorful illustrations set against lots of white background enhance the text along with red, white, and blue banners of the sides of the page.”
School Library Journal

Library Media Connection

“Teachers, parents, scout leaders, and camp counselors will find a variety of crafts for the times when only the red, white, and blue will do. Recommended.”
Library Media Connection

The Horn Book Guide

“This book consists of step-by-step instructions for making twenty-two craft projects, each with a patriotic motif, including lapel pins, magnets, and various puppets. The crafts are simple and inviting. . . The materials and tools needed are easily obtainable; some projects require adult assistance.”
The Horn Book Guide