If you are Australian, then you likely celebrate Australia Day (aka Foundation Day, Anniversary Day, or ANA Day) every time January 26 comes around. On the 26th, back in 1788,the First Fleet of Brittish convict ships arrived at Sydney Cove, proclaiming British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of New Holland. As Australians, you celebrate everything great about your country and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip.
If you are American and you want to know what Australia Day is like, well then you could compare it to The Fourth of July. There are a lot of similarities between the two in the way that we celebrate it. Australians celebrate Foundation Day by having picnics, parties, parades, concerts, festivals, and of course fireworks. And since Australia Day has so much to do with the harbour, a lot of activities are held there every year....such as musical concerts and ferry racing. It is a lot of fun.
Just like Americans, Australians are very proud of their great country and love showing their patriotism by waving their flag. The flag of Australia is a royal blue rectangle with the Union Flag in the top left corner. On the beautiful Australian flag their is a constellation of five white stars (representing the Southern Cross Constellation). Not all of the stars are the same size and this was done purposefully. There is 1 small star (5-points) and 4 bigger stars (with 7 points).
Some ideas for making patriotic Australian crafts include making items that are well-known outback & Australia themes. Some of these include making the Australian flag, koalas, Aboriginal Art, Kangaroos, boomerangs, Moomba Parade Themes, Didgeredoos, Fireworks, Patriotic Streamers on Your Bikes, etc.
There are a lot of ideas for making patriotic crafts on this great day...you can find them below. Remember that Australia Day is all about celebrating your love for your country...so go all out and have fun.
Make a Firecracker Toy - While you are watching Fireworks, bring along this Firecracker toy to make noise along with the celebrations.
Boomerang Toy Craft - Make a boomerang to celebrate Australia's heritage.
3D Paper Kangaroos - To celebrate your love of Australia and its heritage, make this 3-dimensional kangaroo.
Easy Way to Paint Fireworks - Great for little kids, find out how to paint cool fireworks scenes.
How to Make a Confetti Blowing Pipe to Celebrate Festivities - Celebrate Australia with some party confetti!
Envelope Stand-Up Kangaroos - This folded paper kangaroo is made with a paper envelope...fold it in homage to Australian culture.
Coffee Filter Fireworks - Learn how to make fireworks out of muffin tins or coffee filters. Great for young kids.