Memorial Day Crafts for Kids: Easy Patriotic Ideas

Get creative with these Memorial Day Crafts for kids that include fun crafts for Memorial Day Weekend. Grab your craft supplies and whip up Patriotic crafts for kids of all ages.

More Patriotic Ideas: Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream SandwichesFirework Ribbon Garland, and Red, White, and Blue Projects.

Three different memorial day crafts for kids. A dot marker flag, patriotic ice cream cone and flag paper fans.

If you are looking forward to having so much fun on the long weekend gather your young children and start a Memorial Day craft project. They provide a great time and a way to teach all ages about the importance of Memorial Day while keeping little hands busy. Let’s take a look at these perfect Memorial Day crafts. First, let’s learn a little bit more about Memorial Day, what supplies you need, and then pick out an easy project of two to make with the kids.

Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day is more than just a day off from school or work—it’s a time to honor and remember the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives in service to our country. Explaining the significance of Memorial Day to kids can be a powerful way to instill values of gratitude, patriotism, and empathy.

Firstly, it’s important to explain to kids that Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. These individuals made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms and way of life. By honoring their memory, we pay tribute to their bravery and selflessness.

Additionally, Memorial Day is an opportunity to teach children about the history and traditions surrounding the holiday. From its origins following the Civil War to its modern observance with parades, ceremonies, and the decoration of graves, understanding the roots of Memorial Day helps kids grasp its significance.

Moreover, celebrating Memorial Day provides a chance for kids to express their appreciation for our military members and their families. Whether through acts of service, writing thank-you cards, making crafts or participating in community events, children can learn the importance of showing support and gratitude for those who serve our country. By involving kids in Memorial Day activities, we help them develop a deeper understanding of the sacrifices made by our service members and the value of honoring their memory.

Benefits of Memorial Day Crafts for Kids

Memorial Day crafts for kids offer a wonderful opportunity to teach them about the importance of honoring and remembering those who have served our country. These crafts not only engage children in creative activities but also instill values of gratitude and respect.

One of the primary benefits of Memorial Day crafts is that they provide a hands-on way for children to learn about the significance of the holiday. By creating crafts such as patriotic flags, poppy flowers, or thank you cards for veterans, kids can connect with the meaning behind Memorial Day in a tangible way. This hands-on approach helps them grasp the concept of honoring the sacrifices made by servicemen and women.

Moreover, Memorial Day crafts encourage children to express their appreciation for veterans and active-duty military personnel. Through art and creativity, kids can convey heartfelt messages of thanks and support, fostering a sense of empathy and patriotism. These crafts also serve as meaningful gifts that can brighten the day of veterans and bring communities together in remembrance and gratitude. Overall, Memorial Day crafts for kids offer a meaningful way to commemorate the holiday while imparting important lessons about service, sacrifice, and patriotism.

Craft Supplies you Might Need:

When making easy Memorial Day crafts there are a few simple supplies on hand to make these fun and easy crafts to celebrate.

  • Paper towel rolls
  • Blue paint
  • Red paint
  • White paint
  • Construction paper (blue paper, red paper, white paper especially)
  • Wooden stars
  • Glitter
  • paint brush(es)
  • White paper bowls
  • White paper plate(es)
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Egg carton
  • Glue sticks
  • Blue tissue paper
  • Red tissue paper
  • White tissue paper
  • Pom poms
  • Dot marker painters
  • Glue
  • Yarn
  • White cardstock
  • Acrylic paint(s)

Basically any craft supplies you have on hand will work great to help you create these fun Memorial Day activities and crafts to celebrate Decoration Day in the United States. Gather your supplies and enjoy these craft projects for this National holiday. P.S. these great craft ideas work perfect for Fourth of July as well as the last Monday of May.

Where to make these Crafts:

The great thing about these versatile crafts is that they can be made in many places. 

Camping: If you head out camping on the last weekend in May plan ahead and pack a couple of crafts as a fun way to keep little hands busy.

Barbecue/Cookout/Picnic: Planning on having friends and family over for a cookout? Or heading to one? Whether you are hosting or attending, crafts are a great way to celebrate the day and provide a simple activity for kids to enjoy.

Parade: An easy way to wait for the parade to start is to have a hands on craft for the kids to work on while waiting for the big show. Choose something simple that you can easily take with you. Another tip is to prep most of the supplies before heading out.

Crafting Station: If you aren’t heading out for the weekend, set up a crafting station in your home with all of the patriotic supplies and allow kids to craft whenever throughout the weekend.

Memorial Day Crafts for Kids

Honor the heroes who have served our country by engaging in meaningful Memorial Day crafts for kids. It’s a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices and instill gratitude in the younger generation. From popsicle stick crafts to handprint flags, these Memorial Day crafts will keep your little ones entertained and help them learn about the significance of this special day.

The Best Ideas for Kids
Salad Spinner Art
Spin your way into a world of artistic fun. Salad spinner art can be used with any colors you choose. Use red and blue for a fun Memorial Day craft for kids.
Read More
Two Pink Peonies
American Flag Dot Marker Printable
Celebrate Memorial Day with a fun and mess-free activity. This American flag dot marker printable is the perfect way to engage your little ones in a patriotic craft.
Read More
Simple Everyday Mom
Ice Cream Craft
Scoop up some fun with this irresistible ice cream craft. With its vibrant red, white, and blue scoops of ice cream, it's a treat for the eyes and the imagination. It'll bring a delicious touch of sweetness to any patriotic holiday or celebration.
Read More
Simply Full of Delight
Easy Preschool Handprint Flag
This preschool handprint flag craft is a perfect blend of creativity and cuteness. Capture your child's tiny handprint in a craft that will be treasured for years. Painted handprint and add red stripes with paper.
Read More
Events to Celebrate
Popsicle Stick Stars and Stripes Flag Craft
Memorial Day just got a whole lot more colorful and creative. Gather the kids and get ready for a crafting adventure. You only need popsicle sticks, glue, and paint to make these beautiful stars and flags.
Read More
Red Ted Art
DIY Paper Fans Template
Beat the heat this summer with these awesome DIY paper fans. Not only will they keep you cool, but they also make for fantastic decorations.
Read More
fourth of july celebration slime recipe
Living Life & Learning
Celebration Slime Recipe
Looking for a sensory craft that will make your child's eyes sparkle? Look no further than this Celebration Slime recipe! Its vibrant patriotic colors and glittery goodness make it the perfect way to add extra fun to Memorial Day celebrations.
Read More
Pictures for Marines
Get inspired with a preschool patriotic theme where students can create heartfelt artwork for our brave marines. It's a fun-filled activity that teaches valuable lessons and leaves a lasting impact on our soldiers.
Read More
Life with Darcy & Brian
Popsicle Stick Flags Craft
This popsicle stick flag craft is the perfect way to excite kids about the holiday. They'll love creating an American flag with their imagination and fine motor skills.
Read More
Crafts by Amanda
Star Suncatchers
Make a patriotic statement with these star sun catchers. Perfect for Memorial Day and other patriotic holidays, these easy-to-make decorations will brighten your windows and entertain the little ones.
Read More
Patriotic Stars Painting
With just a few tools and minimal adult assistance, this Memorial Day craft is perfect for preschoolers to do independently. Help them pour the paint and watch as they proudly stamp their masterpiece on a paper plate.
Read More
The Soccer Mom Blog
Pom Pom Bald Eagles
Using basic craft supplies, learn how to make these irresistibly cute and easy pom-pom eagles. The user-friendly video tutorials and step-by-step photo instructions will guide you through the process.
Read More

Which one of these simple Memorial Day crafts are you looking forward to trying this May? The best part is that you can choose more than one fun project, because there are lots of great ideas and a whole long weekend to make them. If you can’t make them all in May, save a few for the Fourth of July too! 

More ideas for kids crafts:

Please pin this post for later and follow along on Pinterest:


Hi there!

I’m Emily, a mom and wife with a passion for crafting, celebrating holidays, and creating memorable moments. From Idaho to the world, The Benson Street is a treasure trove of easy, fun DIY projects, delightful printables, and delicious recipes. With over a decade of experience in blogging and a love for all things seasonal, I’m here to share my tips, ideas, and occasional mishaps. Join me in adding a dash of joy and creativity to every day! Read more…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *