15 Fun & Creative Memorial Day Craft for kids

Celebrate Memorial Day with easy and fun crafts! Perfect for kids, these activities like handprint flags and paper plate wreaths bring creativity and joy to honoring our heroes. Let’s check out some fun Memorial day craft ideas for kids.

Memorial day craft for kids

1. Patriotic Handprint Flags

Materials:

  • White construction paper
  • Red and blue washable paint
  • Paintbrush

Instructions:

  1. Pour some red and blue paint onto separate paper .
  2. Have your child dip their hand in blue paint and press it on the left side of the paper to create the flag’s “blue field.”
  3. Use the paintbrush to help them paint red stripes across the paper, leaving some white space in between for the white stripes of the flag.
  4. Allow the paint to dry, and display your child’s patriotic artwork!

2. Memorial Day Paper Plate Wreath

Materials:

  • Paper plates
  • Red, white, and blue tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ribbon or string for hanging

Instructions:

  1. Cut the center out of the paper plate to create a wreath base.
  2. Cut the tissue paper into small squares.
  3. Have your child crumple up the tissue paper squares to add texture, then glue them around the paper plate in a red, white, and blue pattern.
  4. Once the wreath is fully covered and the glue has dried, tie a ribbon or string at the top for hanging.

3. American Flag Clothespins

4. Memorial day firework

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5. Memorial day pinwheel

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 6. Paper Lantern

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7. Firework Salt Painting

Materials:

  • Black construction paper
  • White school glue
  • Table salt
  • Watercolor paints
  • Small paintbrush
  • Dropper or small spoon

Instructions:

  1. On the black construction paper, use the glue to draw firework bursts – simple starburst patterns work well.
  2. Before the glue dries, sprinkle salt all over the glue. Shake off the excess salt.
  3. Let the glue and salt dry for a few minutes.
  4. Use watercolor paints to gently add color to your salt-covered glue lines. Dip the paintbrush in water, pick up some paint, and lightly touch it to the salt. The color will spread through the salt, creating a beautiful, firework-like effect.
  5. Allow the painting to dry completely before displaying.

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9. Patriotic Windsock

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Materials:

  • Blue construction paper
  • Red and white streamers or ribbons
  • Star stickers (white or silver)
  • Stapler or tape
  • String or yarn for hanging

Instructions:

  1. Create the Cylinder: Take the blue construction paper and roll it into a cylinder. Secure the edge with staples or tape.
  2. Attach Streamers: Cut the red and white streamers or ribbons into strips about 18 inches long. Tape or staple them to one end of the cylinder, hanging down to create the windsock tails.
  3. Decorate with Stars: Stick star stickers around the cylinder to add a festive, patriotic touch.
  4. Add the Hanger: Punch two holes at the top of the cylinder (on the end opposite the streamers). Thread a piece of string or yarn through the holes and tie it off to create a loop for hanging.
  5. Display: Hang the windsock outdoors to catch the wind and see it flutter beautifully, perfect for Memorial Day decorations!

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11. Patriotic Star Crown

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Materials:

  • Construction paper (red, white, and blue)
  • Star-shaped stickers or a star punch
  • Stapler or tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue or double-sided tape

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Band: Cut a long strip of blue construction paper that will fit around your child’s head. You may need to staple or tape two strips together to make it long enough.
  2. Cut Stars: Using scissors or a star punch, cut out several star shapes from the red and white construction paper. If you have star-shaped stickers, you can use those as well.
  3. Decorate the Band: Let your child glue or stick stars randomly or in a pattern along the blue strip. They can overlap stars for a fun effect or keep them spaced out.
  4. Assemble the Crown: Once the stars are attached and the glue has dried, wrap the strip around your child’s head to measure the size. Adjust as necessary and secure the ends with staples or tape to form a crown.
  5. Wear with Pride: Your child can wear their Patriotic Star Crown for Memorial Day parades, picnics, or any festive event!

12. Patriotic Star Wreath

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13. Festive Firecracker Toilet Paper Roll

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Materials:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Red, white, and blue construction paper
  • Glitter or sparkly stickers
  • Ribbon (red, white, and blue)
  • Scissors
  • Glue or double-sided tape

Instructions:

  1. Cover the Roll: Start by covering the toilet paper roll with blue construction paper. Use glue or double-sided tape to secure it in place.
  2. Decorate: Decorate the outside of the roll with sparkly stickers or glue some glitter on. You can create patterns with stars and stripes using red and white paper cutouts.
  3. Add Ribbons: Cut several pieces of ribbon in different lengths. Glue one end of each ribbon inside one end of the toilet paper roll so they hang down like firecracker fuses.
  4. Finishing Touches: To add more flair, you can attach a loop of string or ribbon at the top to hang your firecracker, or simply display it standing up.

Memorial Day crafts for toddlers

14. Colorful Patriotic Hand Fans

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Materials:

  • Paper plates (small size works best for little hands)
  • Red, white, and blue crayons or washable markers
  • Craft sticks (like popsicle sticks)
  • Tape or glue
  • Stickers or pre-cut shapes (optional for decoration)

Instructions:

  1. Color the Plate: Give your toddler red, white, and blue crayons or markers. Let them color the paper plate freely, encouraging them to fill it with vibrant colors.
  2. Decorate: If desired, help your toddler stick on some patriotic-themed stickers or pre-cut shapes like stars or flags to add extra flair to their fan.
  3. Attach the Handle: Once the plate is decorated and the coloring is dry, tape or glue a craft stick to the bottom of the plate on the back side. Make sure it’s securely attached so it can handle being waved around.
  4. Dry and Use: Ensure all glue and decorations are dry before your toddler starts using the fan. It’s perfect for outdoor celebrations or just a fun way to stay cool during the summer.

15. Popsicle Stick craft

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16. Patriotic Sticker Collage

Discover easy and fun Memorial Day crafts for kids! These simple activities are perfect for young children to celebrate and learn about this important holiday through creative play.

Materials:

  • Construction paper (red, white, or blue)
  • Patriotic-themed stickers (stars, flags, etc.) or else cut out the image below for Memorial day themed imaged
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  • Optional: crayons or markers for additional decoration

Instructions:

  1. Set Up Paper: Provide your toddler with a sheet of construction paper. Choose a bold color like red, blue, or white to make the stickers stand out.
  2. Sticker Fun: Let your toddler have fun placing the patriotic stickers all over the paper. They can place them randomly or try to make simple patterns.
  3. Additional Decoration: If desired, allow your toddler to draw or scribble on the paper with crayons or markers, adding to their sticker design.
  4. Display: Hang or tape your toddler’s artwork in a visible location to celebrate Memorial Day, like on the refrigerator or a wall.

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