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Patriotic Memorial Day crafts for kids

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

Crafts to help honor Memorial Day

Get crafty with your kids with these hands-on activities as you prepare to honor Memorial Day this year.

Boys drawing American flag with chalk | Sheknows.com

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Memorial Day is on its way, and in addition to teaching your child about the meaning behind the holiday, you can create some really brilliant Memorial Day crafts with these hands-on activities from our favorite bloggers.

Patriotic jar candle

How fun would it be to make a jar candle with your kids? This is an open-ended, creative and fun project that has some really stunning results. Fantastic, Fun and Learning takes you step by step so you and your kids can create something you will always treasure.

Rustic flag craft

Rustic flag craft | Sheknows.com

This adorable and unique rustic flag craft from Running With Lollipops is not only easy to do, but it creates a really awesome flag that has a really cool look about it.

Patriotic wind sock

Patriotic wind sock | Sheknows.com

Photo credit: Multiples and More

This patriotic wind sock project from Multiples and More is easy to do and gives your outdoor space a huge lift as you see it fluttering in the breeze this Memorial Day.

Printable pinwheels

Printable pinwheels | Sheknows.com

Photo credit: Skip to my Lou

Nobody can turn down a pinwheel, and it's so much more fun when you can make them yourself. Skip to my Lou provides not only the PDF to print out, but clear instructions on how to fashion them for a twirly good time.

Red, white and blue paint project

Red, white and blue paint project | Sheknows.com

Photo credit: Serendipity

Adorable, frameable — this simple project from Serendipity memorializes the handprints and footprints of your little ones. They are perfect for your own decor, or give one away as a gift.

Patriotic table weight

Patriotic table weight | Sheknows.com

Photo credit: Dollar Store Crafts

Painting rocks to use as table weights? Genius! Check out what Dollar Store Crafts has for you with their patriotic table weight craft. Super easy, super cheap and it's fun for everyone.

Drinking straw flag

Drinking straw flag | Sheknows.com

Photo credit: Reading Confetti

Kids love straws, right? Who knew that you could use plastic drinking straws and turn them into an impossibly adorable flag? Reading Confetti outlines the steps you can take to make drinking straw flags with your kids — and they are awesome.

Popsicle stick flag

Popsicle stick flag | Sheknows.com

Photo credit: Teach Beside Me

An easy-to-do classic, Teach Beside Me shows how cute a popsicle stick flag can be. The best part? You can use whatever you have on hand to make the stars, from actual star stickers to stick-on gems or even little spots of glitter glue.

Patriotic handprint

Patriotic handprint | Sheknows.com

Photo credit: B-Inspired Mama

B-Inspired Mama inspires us with their patriotic handprint craft, one that is guaranteed to be treasured forever. Just a little bit of paint can create a whole lot of flag fun.

Tissue flags

Tissue flags | Sheknows.com

Photo credit: Lil' Luna

With a handy flag printout, Lil' Luna's tissue flag craft is engaging, super cute and helps kids work on their fine motor skills. What's not to love?

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