The Fourth of July is just around the corner and these patriotic bike flags are perfect!  It is  a fun kids activity that kids will love making together.   If you are looking for more boredom busting ideas check out all our summer crafts and activities  ideas to keep kids active and entertained this summer!  The best craft bloggers are sharing  fun kids crafts! From Coffee Filter Flowers  to Sharpie Tie Dye Crafts you will find fun creative ideas!

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My boys aren’t much into crafting, but I knew they’d join me for a crafternoon with a project that involved duck tape and their bikes!
bike flags

These patriotic bike flags drew them in and we had fun working together one afternoon to deck their bikes out. The flags come together rather quickly, so we were finished before their interest wained.

bike flags

To make your own flags you’ll need:

  • An assortment of duck tape
  • Straws
  • Scissors

bike flags

Step 1:  Cut off a strip of duck tape and lay the straw in the middle.

bike flags

Step 2:  Fold the duck tape over. No worries if the tape doesn’t line up exactly, you can just trim of the sides and clean it up.

bike flags

Step 3:  Using the scissors trim off the straw next to the tape.

Step 4:  Run the scissors along the top of the straw and cut a slit the length of the straw. This is allows the flags to easily come on and off the spokes.


Step 5:  Decorate the flags any way you’d like! Get creative – stripes, stars any thing goes!

bike flags

Here are some designs that we came up with.

bike flags

Step 6:  Snap them over the spokes where the straw is split. Because of the chain we didn’t put any flags on the back tire. When the tire turns the flags go up and down and wave in the breeze. The boys love them!

bike flags

Just add streamers and a USA banner and you’re set for a 4th of July parade!


nikkalaNikkala is a cute and fun mom of 3 whose creative and analytical sides are in a constant battle and the results are very practical projects. Nikkala is a gardener, champion ping pong player, and undefeated in fantasy football. Nikkala is a co-founder of

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