Veteran’s Day is a day to honor and show appreciation for the sacrifices and service of all military veterans. This holiday provides a great opportunity to involve children in learning about the importance of veterans and to create handmade crafts as a way of showing support. Here are some creative craft ideas that you can make with your kids to commemorate the holiday.
Handprint Poppy Wreath:
Using red and black construction paper, cut out handprints of your children and arrange them into a wreath shape. Decorate with green leaves and display as a symbol of remembrance for fallen soldiers.
Patriotic Paper Plate Flag:
Cut out a paper plate to form the shape of the American flag. Let the kids decorate the flag with paint, markers, or glitter, and then display it as a symbol of pride.
Use red, white, and blue beads to make patriotic bracelets. Children can choose their own pattern and design, and they can even share the bracelets with friends and family to show their appreciation for veterans.
Star-Spangled Wind Chimes:
Cut out stars from red, white, and blue construction paper, punch holes in the top of each star, and then string them together to make a patriotic wind chime. This craft is a great way to make some noise for veterans!
Veterans Day Card:
Let your children use their creativity to design a special card for veterans. They can use paint, markers, stickers, and other materials to make the card unique. Add a special message to show your appreciation for the sacrifices of veterans.
These are just a few of the many craft ideas that you can make with your kids to celebrate Veteran’s Day. Whether you choose to make a patriotic wreath, a beaded bracelet, or a special card, your children will love being a part of the holiday and showing their support for our veterans.