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American flag crafts for kids to celebrate Uncle Sam

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

Get ready for Memorial Day with these star-spangled (and kid-friendly) crafts

If your kids are under the impression that Memorial Day is just another day off school, this is the perfect time to help them understand what this day of remembrance is all about. Memorial Day, a federal holiday that falls on the last Monday in May, is about much more than hitting up the beach or barbecuing for the first time of the season (although we're excited about that too).

You can help your kids celebrate Memorial Day and remember those who have served with these kid-friendly American flag crafts. As a bonus, we'd bet any veterans in the family would love one of these heartfelt and homemade patriotic gifts:

1. Red, white and blue American flag fabric wreath

Get ready for Memorial Day with these star-spangled (and kid-friendly) crafts
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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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