At a distance it looks like an American Flag, but a closer inspection reveals it’s also an army – one comprised of 4,466 toy soldiers.
High school senior Jacob Feazel from Peru, Indiana created a 4’x6′ American flag using the classic plastic toy ‘army guys.’
In an interview with WishTV, he said, “The soldiers are what make the U.S. free, you know? They fight for us so I figured it’s honoring them by putting them in the flag.”
Once he was done, his parents posted photos of the patriotic project on Facebook. That gallery has been shared over 188,000 times.
Feazel has received multiple offers to buy his creation, and Grissom Air Reserve base has expressed interest in displaying it. Aside from entering it into a scholarship competition and local art shows, he plans on keeping it.
Want to make your own ‘Army Guy American Flag”? Here’s what you’ll need:
- 4,466 toy soldiers (in 7 different poses)
- A 4’x6′ wood board
- 20-30 cans of spray paint (red, white, and blue)
- Glue, lots of glue