Celebrate With These Star-Spangled Crafts

Memorial Day is an important day of remembrance and patriotism. Help your children get into the patriotic spirit with these easy American flag crafts!
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Red, white and blue American flag fabric wreath

American flag wreath - Patriotic Memorial Day crafts

What you'll need:

  • 1/3 yard red jersey knit
  • 1/3 yard white jersey knit
  • 1/3 yard light blue jersey knit
  • 1/3 yard dark blue jersey knit
  • wreath form
  • scissors
  • pen

What you'll do:

  1. Begin by cutting out all four colors of the jersey knit fabric into 3-inch squares.
  2. Lay a square over the top of the wreath form.
  3. Use your pen to press the center of the fabric down into the wreath form. Press the fabric far enough into the wreath form that is does not easily come out.
  4. Alternate colors, and fill in the front, center and side of the wreath form with the squares of fabric.
  5. Once the wreath is completely filled in, hang the wreath on the door.
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Popsicle stick American flag

Popsicle stick American flag - Patriotic Memorial Day crafts

What you'll need:

  • popsicle or craft sticks
  • glue
  • scissors
  • red and white paint
  • paint brush
  • blue craft foam
  • foam star stickers

What you'll do:

  1. Paint three of the craft/popsicle sticks red and two of the sticks white and set them aside to dry.
  2. Once the paint has dried, alternate the red and white sticks. Glue another popsicle stick diagonally behind the red and white craft sticks to hold them in place.
  3. Cut out a small rectangle from the blue craft foam and glue it to the upper left corner of the flag.
  4. Stick star stickers on top of the blue rectangle.
  5. Glue a popsicle stick to the bottom left corner of the flag to create a handle.
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Paper chain American flag

Paper chain flag - Patriotic Memorial Day crafts

What you'll need:

  • red, white and blue construction paper
  • scissors
  • stapler
  • tape

What you'll do:

  1. Cut the construction paper crosswise into 1-inch strips. You will need 36 red strips, 25 white strips, and 16 blue strips.
  2. Create four blue chains that are four links long, two white chains and two red chains that are seven links long, and two red chains and one white chain that is 11 links long.
  3. Piece the chains together as shown in the picture. Use staples to hold the paper chains together.
  4. Once it is completely assembled, tape the paper chain flag up on a wall.
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Handprint American flag

Handprint American flag - Patriotic Memorial Day crafts

What you'll need:

  • red, white and blue craft paint
  • construction paper
  • paint brush
  • silver stars
  • glue
  • towel for clean-up

What you'll do:

  1. Paint the palm of your child's hand with the blue paint. Then paint your child's thumb, middle finger and pinky finger with red paint, and his pointer finger and ring finger with white paint.
  2. Press your child's hand into the paper to create the handprint. Wash off your child's hand.
  3. Once the paint is dry, glue silver stars to the blue part of the handprint to create the flag.

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