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Patriotic Crafts in Time for Memorial Day

Get ready for Memorial Day!

In a little over a week the entire country will be taking a weekend to celebrate Memorial Day. We’ll all strap on our red, white, and blue gear and hit the parades and picnics.

Instead of your toddler learning about Memorial Day through parades full of fire trucks and cheeseburger overload, why not start off by engaging them in some great crafts? Use these crafts as an opportunity to teach them on a toddler level just why we celebrate Memorial Day.

Now that our oldest toddler is at the age where he is understanding more, I went searching for a couple craft ideas and (as usual) I got sucked into Pinterest. Honestly, I don’t know how I lived as a parent before Pinterest.

Lay out a ton of newspaper and get your craft on!

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  • Flag Pasting Project 1 of 7
    Flag Pasting Project
    I love this one because with a little bit of help from mom, you can have a great flag project. The flags may not come out looking like a beautiful old glory, but it's the thought that matters, right? Nothing better than a craft with heart!
    Check out the craft here
  • Star Scissor Skills Project 2 of 7
    Star Scissor Skills Project
    Helping your toddler better their fine motor skills through learning how to use toddler-friendly scissors, and pasting the pieces. It makes for a cute project!
    Check out the craft here
  • Hand Print Flag 3 of 7
    Hand Print Flag
    I love handprint crafts! I think this one is adorable because the fingers are the stripes of the flag. It could make a great decoration for your house!
    Check out the craft here
  • Handprint Eagle 4 of 7
    Handprint Eagle
    This is another great handprint craft, except it is an eagle. This is a rare project you won't see a ton of! With a little bit of help from mom or dad, this can really be cute!
    Check out the craft here
  • Firework Hands 5 of 7
    Firework Hands
    Even though my toddler is deathly afraid of the sound of fireworks, this is an cute craft idea that celebrates a different aspect of the holiday than many of us think about. It is a unique craft, and that is what I like most about it; you aren't going to see 50 different versions of the same craft!!
    Check out the craft here
  • Hand and Foot Print Flag 6 of 7
    Hand and Foot Print Flag
    With a little bit of help from a parent plus one hand and one foot, this fun craft can help to document how big your kiddo is getting every Memorial Day through hand and footprint flags!
    Check out the craft here
  • Popsicle Stick Flags 7 of 7
    Popsicle Stick Flags
    This one is a little bit more complex, so your toddler would need more help from an adult, but you can do it together! Enlist your toddler for their painting skills and then of course you can assemble!
    Check out the craft here

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Read more on Toddler Times from Danielle:

Unexpected Items to Keep Away from Your Toddler
20 Great Decorative Prints for your Toddler’s Bedroom!
Comedy and Parenting with David Koechner


 

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