This was a fun collage to make with my fifth graders. They started out with a 9x12 piece of white paper where they sketched out the American flag using a ruler and pencil. Then they searched through magazines to find their collage pieces to glue to their flag. (I recommended pages with print for their white stripes to make it more interesting.) Once their flag was complete, they got an 18x24 piece of white paper and made the black and white border for their flag by using big pieces of black and white photos from magazines. The students had the option of tearing or cutting pieces for their collage.