Juneteenth Recycled Cardboard Flag Craft for Kids

Cardboard Juneteenth flag

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is celebrated annually in the United States on June 19th. I wanted to create a craft inspired by the flag of this important holiday. The flag was originally designed by Ben Haith who incorporated the American colors. The star in the middle pays homage to Texas while the red and blue represents a new freedom and a new people. The final design was later created by Lisa Jeanne Graf along with other artists. This Juneteenth recycled cardboard flag craft for kids is a great activity for the family. It’s also a great chance to start the conversation about this important moment in American history. 

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  • Cardboard Box
  • Acrylic Paint (red and blue)
  • Glue
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors or Craft Knife
  • Pencil or Pen
  • Washi or painter’s tape
  • White Cardstock
  • Picture of Juneteenth Flag (as reference only)


  1. Cut a piece of cardboard into a rectangle.
  2. Add tape to the middle of the cardboard then paint top half blue. Allow paint to dry then remove the tape.
  3. Apply another strip of tape to the cardboard to paint the bottom half red. This will make it easier to paint without blending the colors. Allow paint to dry then remove the tape.
  4. Draw or print a small star from white cardstock. Glue to the center of the flag.
  5. Draw a thick outline of a 12-pointed regular star on the white cardstock. (see picture of flag for reference)
  6. Cut then glue the 12-pointed regular star over the small 5-point star. Your Juneteenth recycled cardboard flag is ready to be displayed. 
Juneteenth recycled cardboard flag craft for kids


Juneteenth recycled cardboard flag craft for kids


flag craft for kids


 flag craft for kids made from recycled materials

Check out my other posts for more Juneteenth craft ideas or ways to celebrate as a family.

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