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7 Fun Memorial Day Crafts For Kids

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Creating Memorial Day crafts is a fun way to introduce kids to the federal holiday. They get to exercise their creative muscles while learning why the holiday is significant. It also starts them young as they learn to honor those who served the country.


Creative Memorial Day Crafts for Kids

Are you looking for fun ideas for Memorial Day crafts? Here are some cool ideas to help kids exercise their creativity.


1. Pompom Flag Painting

Hanging the American flag according to the Flag Code is a great symbol of patriotism. If homeowners follow the rules, the HOA shouldn’t ask them to remove the flag.

With that said, teaching kids the importance of the American flag is a great way to honor Memorial Day. And what better way than to have them create a flag themselves?

Pompom flag painting is one of the best Memorial Day crafts for toddlers. It’s also not that messy, even though they’re using paint.



  • Blue, red, and white paint
  • 3 Clothespins
  • White paper
  • Small pompoms


  1. Pinching the small pompoms using clothespins.
  2. Dip the pompoms in paint.
  3. Stamp or swipe the different colors of paint on the white paper to create the flag.
  4. Let the red, white, and blue paint dry.
  5. Stamp white on the blue rectangle to create the stars.


2. Popsicle Stick Flags

Making popsicle stick flags is a more challenging (but fun) activity for preschool Memorial Day crafts. Furthermore, these flags are less messy to make than those created through pompom painting.

Kids can also do this with their siblings or friends. Thus, it’s a great way to foster early childhood cooperation and teamwork.

Once finished, homeowners can even display these flags on the front porch. They only need to remember to follow the HOA’s rules on holiday decorations.



  • Popsicle sticks
  • Red, white, and blue paint
  • Glue
  • White paper
  • Scissors


  1. Paint the popsicle sticks in blue, red, and white.
  2. Glue the red and white sticks to create the stripes.
  3. Cut the blue sticks in half.
  4. Glue the blue sticks together to create the blue rectangle.
  5. Cut the white paper into star shapes.
  6. Stick the stars onto the blue rectangle with glue.


3. Popsicle Stick Uncle Sam

If you want ideas for easy Memorial Day crafts, we recommend the popsicle stick Uncle Sam craft. Unlike the American flag, Uncle Sam is easier to make.



  • Blue, red, and white paint
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Glue
  • Pink and white paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Pencil


  1. Glue six unpainted popsicle sticks together for the face.
  2. Stick one popsicle stick horizontally across the face to create the brim of Uncle Sam’s hat.
  3. Paint the brim with blue paint.
  4. Apply red and white paint on the upper half of the popsicle sticks to create a striped hat.
  5. Stick two googly eyes below the brim to make the eyes.
  6. Trace your hand on two pieces of white paper.
  7. Cut the two traced hands.
  8. Stick the cut out hands on the bottom of Uncle Sam’s face for the beard.
  9. Cut a small circle from the pink paper to make the nose.
  10. Stick the nose under the googly eyes.


4. Patriotic Candle Holder

If you want a more useful craft for Memorial Day, the patriotic candle holder a good option. That’s because you can use it even after the holiday. It can also serve as a decorative piece in the home. Plus, it’s affordable and easy to make.



  • Glass candle holders
  • Blue and red tissue paper
  • Paint brushes
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Scissors


  1. Mix the Elmer’s glue with water in equal amounts.
  2. Store the mixture in an airtight container.
  3. Cut the red and blue tissue paper into different shapes.
    1. Note: you can use stars, circles, or stripes in line with Memorial Day.
  4. Use the paint brushes to add a coat of the glue mixture on the outside of the glass candle holder.
  5. Decorate the glass by placing the cut shapes onto it.
  6. Wait until the shapes are slightly dry.
  7. Add a layer of glue to keep everything in place.


5. Patriotic Painted Rocks

This one’s pretty easy. It can also be a good idea for Memorial Day crafts for seniors and kids alike. The task only requires kids to paint different Memorial Day-related designs.

Thus, kids can truly get creative as they can paint flags, words, or even abstract art. It’ll look patriotic as long as they use the right colors.

Then homeowners can use the rocks to decorate their garden or living room shelves. Moreover, they can even use the rocks as centerpieces in coffee tables.



  • Smooth, rounded rocks
  • Blue, white, and red paint
  • Paint brushes


  1. Wash the rocks and let them dry completely.
  2. Use the paint brushes to paint the rocks with different Memorial Day designs.


6. Patriotic Sun Catcher

What better way to honor Memorial Day than to cast the country’s national colors using a sun catcher? The kids will certainly have fun with this Memorial Day craft.



  • Clear contact paper
  • Red, white, and blue tissue paper


    1. Peel a piece of clear contact paper.
    2. Place the contact paper on a flat surface with the sticky part facing upward.
    3. Tear different red, white, and blue tissues to make smaller pieces.
    4. Stick and scatter the tissues onto the clear contact paper.
    5. Peel another piece of contact paper.
    6. Stick the second contact paper on the first one, sandwiching the tissues in between.


7. Patriotic Slime

Memorial Day arts and crafts should be fun to make. Moreover, kids are sure to love this craft idea of how popular it has become.



  • Clear school glue
  • Red, white, and blue star confetti
  • Liquid starch


  1. Pour two bottles of clear school glue into a big bowl.
  2. Add ⅓ cup of liquid starch and stir the mixture.
  3. Repeat step 2 until the starch stops sticking to your fingers.
  4. Add the confetti into the mix.
  5. Knead the slime for a few minutes until it’s smooth.


Memorial Day Learning with the Kids

Memorial Day crafts are a great way to teach kids why the holiday is important. It also gives them a sense of patriotism at an early age. This way, parents can involve the entire family when honoring those who served their country.