Hang them in the yard or wave them at the parade! These 5 fun and easy Canada Day crafts for kids are guaranteed to add a splash of patriotic pride to your holiday celebrations.
This year, on July 1st, Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday, and Canada Day celebrations, parades and fireworks will be bigger and better than ever!
In honour of Canada’s extra-special celebration this year, I’ve rounded up 5 of our best Canada Day crafts to help make your kids’ Canada Day creative and memorable. I’m also sharing the winner of Owl Magazine’s recent Canada Day cover contest, so be sure to scroll all the way through to see the winning design.
Whether you have toddlers, preschoolers or school-aged kids, you’ll find all 5 of these Canada Day crafts fun and easy to make. And bonus: if you tweak the colours, kids can make these crafts for the 4th of July too.
5 Fun & Easy Canada Day Crafts for Kids
Canada Day God’s Eye:
A God’s Eye is one of our favourite classic crafts. We used sticks gathered from the yard, and red and white yarn to make these patriotic God’s Eyes. Hang a bunch from a branch in your yard, and you’ll have a colourful display for your Canada Day get-together. See how to make our God’s Eyes here.
Patriotic Canada Day Wind Twirlers:
These patriotic paper towel wind twirlers are super-easy to make with a little paint and glitter. Hang them around your porch or patio, and they’ll look festive twirling in the breeze at your Canada Day BBQ. You can get the instructions for our Patriotic Wind Twirlers here.
Canada Day Nature Shakers:
Kids can jingle and and rattle these nature shakers as the parade passes by. A stick, some yarn, and a few buttons, shells and beads are all you’ll need to make these festive noise-makers. See the how-to for our Canada Day Nature Shakers here.
Canada Day Ribbon Sticks:
Our easiest Canada Day craft ever! Kids can have a dance-off in the yard, or wave them at the parade. The only supplies you’ll need are sticks and some dollar store ribbon. See how we made our ribbon sticks here.
Canada Day Wind Socks:
Our latest Canada Day craft is my favourite. Turn coffee cups and Pringles cans into patriotic windsocks to display on your front porch or around your yard. The process is a lot of fun, and the results are colourful, cheery and oh-so-Canadian! See the step-by-step for our Canada Day Windsocks here.
Bonus: Here’s one more last-minute Canada Day craft that we made after I put this collection together.
These “Canada Rocks” are so quick and easy to make! All you need are smooth beach stones and acrylic paint!
Looking for some great outdoor party games for the kids to play at your Canada Day BBQ? Check out these fun and easy ideas.
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.