Veterans Day is a great day to craft with your kids or to have kids craft in preparation for. It is easy for children to think that the life they have is the way things have always been and will always be, because for them that is always the way it has been. Veterans Day crafts create a great teachable moment where you can explain the sacrifices that so many men and women of many generations made so you all can live free and happy lives. I'm sure your veteran loved ones would love to get some of these crafts from you as gifts.
This craft is a great way to show your support to soldiers and veterans. To make these dog tags, I suggest using a cereal box to make the sturdier. Print out either a black and white template or a color template. Then trace the template onto cereal box cardboard. Cut them out...and poke a hole in it as well. Then paste the template onto the cardboard OR you can use paint and design your own dog tags. You can use paint a few layers of Mod Podge over top the tags to make sure they will last in rain, but this is optional. Put cord, a necklace chain or string thru the hole in the dog tags and wear them around your neck to show support to our troops and veterans.
Perler Beads American Flag for Veteran's Day - Learn the pattern to make an American Flag with Perler Beads for Veterans Day.
Make an American Flag Keychain - This is a great patriotic craft that you can take along with you yearlong to show your patriotism.
4th of July Wreath : - - Make this insanely simple wreath and look like a star this 4th of July. Hang it on your front door to welcome your friends and family to your get together or take it with you as a gift to your host.
5-Pointed Star : - - Make a five-pointed star by folding a piece of construction paper a few times and then making one cut. This type of 5-pointed star was made by Betsy Ross (or more likely, Francis Hopkinson, a tailor and signer of the Declaration of Independence), for the first flag of the United States of America.
American Flag Fan : - - Your kids can proudly display their patriotic spirit on Flag Day or Independence Day when they make this United States flag fan craft.
American Flag Wall Hanging : - - Celebrate Veteran’s Day and pay tribute to our brave soldiers by making this American flag craft project to hang on your wall.
Bald Eagle Paper Craft : - - This is a simple cut and paste paper craft good "just for fun" or a bird theme made from a basic egg shape. You can turn it into a handprint craft by replacing the wings with handprints traced onto a piece of brown construction paper.
Bald Eagle Wreath : - - This is a fun wreath to do by yourself or with a group.
Ball Catchers : - - A recycled milk jug or detergent bottle becomes a great ball catcher for young kids just learning how to catch.
Beaded Patriotic Wall Hanging : - - This dramatic patriotic wall hanging uses a variation of the peyote stitch of the Native American Church.
Beaded Sunglasses Holder : - - Start a fashion craze with your own Beaded Sunglasses Holder to wear around your neck. This is a great craft for kids who are prone to losing their sunglasses.
Bike Streamer Decorations : - - Cover your bicycle or tricycle with red, white (and blue) streamers for the Fourth of July or Canada Day. Kids can grab their friends and make their own parade with this easy, fun activity.
Camouflage "Friends" : - - For soldiers or for fashion, now you can dress your "Friends" in camouflage clothes.
Canadians Remember in November : - - Every November 11 (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month) Canadians remember those who died during the First and Second World Wars, in Korea and Afghanistan, and in numerous peacekeeping operations. Find out what Canadians do on this special patriotic day. If possible, talk with veterans. How do other countries observe similar holidays, such as Veterans Day and Memorial Day?
Cascade of Stars : - - Make a cascading star mobile from paper stars, a drinking straw and yarn. When you're finished, you can hang this cute decoration from the ceiling.
Celebrate Independence : - - Draw a bigger than life flag on a safe sidewalk! Show patriotism on your country’s Independence Day or any holiday with a festive flag!
Craft Stick Flag Craft : - - This is a simple-to-make US flag made from craft sticks. Since this tiny flag does not have the correct number of stars and stripes, explain to the children that the real US flag has 13 red and white stripes (that represent the original 13 colonies) and 50 stars (that represent the 50 US states).
Decorated Visors for Kids : - - These visors are perfect for the upcoming warm weather. And we have plenty of ideas to snazz them up!
Easy Coil-less Flag Pins : - - No more struggling with coiled pins! Larger sized "E" beads make beaded pins easier for kids.
Firecracker Napkin and Utensil Holder : - - This festive project not only looks great on the table but it's functional too! By making this fun craft from cardboard tubes you will be recycling as well.
Fireworks Flowers : - - Dressed in the red, white and blue, these pretty coffee filter flowers look like patriotic fireworks. Make a bunch of these easy but beautiful flowers for your 4th of July barbecue or picnic.
Fourth of July Party Pot : - - This 4" terra cotta pot can be used to hold napkins and utensils at a Fourth of July or Memorial Day barbeque. You can also make smaller pots as name holders or fill with treats for guests to take home. At the end of the day, you can continue enjoying this pot by using it for a plant. The stars on the top edge are from the printable template so you won't be forced to try to paint on perfect star shapes!
Fridge Hanging or Magnet : - - You can do two ways with this patriotic craft project: Hang it on a wall or attach a magnet to it and stick it on your fridge. Either way it would still look great!
Fundraising Key Ring Decoration : - - Just what you have been looking for to help with fundraising. Make a key ring decoration with the word "HOPE" woven into it.
Glitter Glue Yarn Stars : - - These glittery patriotic stars are not only an easy to make craft for kids; they use very few supplies and are great for the Fourth of July holiday. Make this cute 4th of July yarn stars to hang in your window!
Hand and Footprint Eagle : - - The American eagle is our country's symbol and here's an easy original pattern that makes if fun for even the youngest crafter. January 10th is Save the Bald Eagle Day. What a great project to create awareness. This is an encore craft where we bring you the best crafts from previous years.
Handheld Ribbon Streamers : Veteran's Day Crafts Activities for Children - - Kids will have fun at parades and other celebrations with these handheld ribbon streamers. With just a few strands of ribbon you can create an accessory that looks cool when kids run or dance with it.
Independence Banner : - - Celebrate your country's independence! Decorate with a national symbol that reminds you of your country's history and culture.
Independence Day Votive Candleholder - - The starry design of this decorative terra-cotta Independence Day votive candleholder is perfect for the Fourth of July or ANY day.
Lincoln Penny Pendant : - - Make a Lincoln Penny Pendant that you can wear to celebrate President's Day, Veteran's Day, July 4th, or any patriotic US holiday.
Make A Drum : - - Whether you're part of the playtime band or part of the parade this drum is sure to make a hit. Decorate it in the colors of your flag for the holidays.
Uncle Sam Hats : - - This July 4th make these miniature Uncle Sam hats to decorate your
picnic table! The Fourth of July wouldn't be complete without some
patriotic crafts for kids, so be sure to make this cute craft today.
Painted Rock Napkin Holder : - - Keep your napkins from blowing away during barbeques and picnics with a painted patriotic rock. This is a FreeKidsCraft.com original project.
Paper Bag Bald Eagle Craft : - - The bald eagle is a great craft to make for a forest or American theme (it is the national bird of the USA).
Paper Chain Flag : - - June 14th is Flag Day and we've brought back this fun project for the old favorite paper chains. Make a large one for the whole class.
Parade Stick : - - Who can resist a parade? Now even the spectators can join in by waving their parade sticks.
Patriotic Address Sign : - - If you are looking for a unique way to show your patriotism, why not try some red, white and blue salt dough crafts? Better yet, take those creations one step further and make this great address sign for your house.
Patriotic Baton : - Strike Up the Band and start the Parade! Everyone can join in the fun with their own baton.
Patriotic Bubble Wands : - - Kids can safely show their patriotic spirit with these adorable star shaped bubble wands. Instead of sparklers this year, opt for bubbles and all the wonder they bring with them!
Patriotic Candle Jar : - - Need some fun centerpieces for this summer's get together? Why not this patriotic candle jar that doubles as a vase! Easy for kids to make, and looks great on your table or counter too.
Patriotic Caps : - - Wear a patriotic cap and let your pride in the USA shine out.
Patriotic Charm Bracelet : - - Pretty enough to wear any day you're feeling patriotic.
Patriotic Charm Pins : - - For fundraising, for swapping or just to show your patriotism.
Patriotic Dove Pins : - - Here's a way to show your love for the USA in our united pursuit of world peace.
Patriotic Finger Weave Headband : - - Remembering finger weaving with stretchy loops? Your kids will love it as much as you did! My eight-year-old daughter, Jamie, designed this patriotic headband and showed me how to make it!
Patriotic Flag : - - This is a simple craft for kids to make. Minimal supplies are needed and they'll be proud to show their patriotic spirit and display their talents as well!
Patriotic Flip Flops : - - Summer is here and that means ditching the tennis shoes for sandals and flip flops. Make some fun and crafty flip flops to celebrate the Fourth of July. Wear them to the parade and everyone will want to know where you got them!
Patriotic Key Chain : Patriotic Arts and Crafts Projects - - Show your colors all year long with this patriotic key chain. It also makes for a great Gift for someone in the service.
Patriotic Love Key Ring : - - Here's a terrific fund raising project. These key ring decorations are economical and quick to make and everyone will want to add one to their key ring.
Patriotic Macramé Bracelet : - - Fashionable and patriotic, this macramé bracelet only uses one knot. This is a great project for beginners.
Patriotic Magnetic Frames : - - Great for the refrigerator, our flag frame is perfect for your favorite parade photo.
Patriotic Parade Hat : - Strike up the band and join in the parade with your own Patriotic Parade Hat.
Patriotic Pebble Craft : - - You can paint a river rock to make a wonderful patriotic pebble. They make great paperweights or decorations
Patriotic Picnic Centerpiece : - - Let this centerpiece project be the center of attention in the celebration of Veteran’s Day.
Patriotic Pleated Stars : - - Use folded punchinella ribbon to create big colorful decorations to hang inside or out.
Patriotic Pinwheel : - - This is a simple-to-make pinwheel for older children.
Patriotic Pony Bead Necklace : - - You can combine the fun of molding salt dough and the ease of threading pony beads with this patriotic necklace.
Patriotic Quilt : - - Celebrate your country's holidays! Remember famous leaders and events with national symbols.
Patriotic Sea Shells : - - What a great way to celebrate the 4th...searching the seashore for the perfect shells for your patriotic display.
Patriotic Star Clock : - - Show your patriotic spirit with this star spangled paper mache clock. A great kids craft for the 4th of July, Flag Day, Memorial Day or any day celebrating America.
Patriotic Spinner : - - Makes a great party decoration. Hang them outside and watch them spin!
Patriotic Tissue Paper Wreath : - For Memorial Day, 4th of July or Flag Day, this FreeKidsCrafts.com original project is made from crumpled tissue paper. This is an encore craft where we bring you the best crafts from previous years.
Patriotic USA Box : - This cute little box is not just reserved for the Fourth of July! It is perfect for Memorial Day, September 11th, or any day you feel like showing your patriotism!
Patriotic US Plant Pot Craft : - - A simple-to-make patriotic plant pot.
Patriotic Water Bracelets : - - Water bracelets are easy to make and fun to wear. Put these patriotic water bracelets together for the 4th of July or just anytime! Wear them to the July 4th parade and display your craft talent with pride.
Patriotic Welcome Star : - - Your front door looks so plain, why not dress it up with this fun and easy welcome star! Perfect for Fourth of July, Memorial Day or any day you want to show your patriotic spirit!
Patriotic Wind Sock Craft : - - You can make a patriotic wind sock from an oatmeal box, construction paper, string, and crepe paper streamers.
Patriotic Wreath : - May 16th is Armed Forces Day. Show your colors with this beautiful wreath and leave it up for Memorial Day.
Perler Bead Patriotic Pins : - - Make patriotic Perler pins by the dozen! Wear 'em, SWAP 'em or sell them for your fundraiser.
Perler Bead Patriotic Window Decorations : - - Hang a red, white and blue Perler design in your car window or your room window.
Personalized Canteens : - - Make a beaded strap for your own carry-along canteen.
Poppies with Pride - - Who remembers soldiers’ sacrifices? Every November on Remembrance Day/Veterans Day, poppies are worn with pride on lapels all over Canada, the United States, and Great Britain.
Poppy Wreath - - A simple cut and paste wreath craft to display at home, school, church, etc.
Pride Pins - - Show your pride! In your troop... your country... or your parent that has gone off to fight the war.
Printable Patriotic Bunting - - Decorate for the 4th of July with this easy to make Patriotic Bunting.
Red, White & Blue Heart Wreath - - Make a heart wreath to hang on your door for Memorial Day.
Remember Our Veterans - - Investigate the roles brave men and women have played in your nation's history as you learn about patriotic holidays.
Remembrance Day Lacing Project - - Lacing projects are a great craft for preschoolers and kindergarten children to complete during any holiday. The lacing gives them fine motor skill practice and practice tying knots and bows (shoelaces!)
Safety Pin Angel - - Combine everyone's two favorite crafts... pony bead patterns and beaded safety pins for a winning angel project. Makes great ornaments or back pack decorations.
Safety Pin Freedom Butterfly - - Butterflies are a true symbol of freedom. Now you can make these patriotic butterflies from safety pins and pony beads.
Sequin Flag Magnet - - This patriotic craft is economical and easy to do with your troop or group.
Stained Glass Poppy Craft - - Use this as a craft you can hang in your window or on the fridge. We made ours a red and green poppy, but you could make white with a black center or any other colors you like.
Stand-Alone Star Craft - - This 3-dimensional star decoration is made from 2 paper stars that are interlaced. These stars stand by themselves on a table, and make a great patriotic or Christmas decoration.
Stars & Stripe Shirt - - Get dressed up for the 4th of July in this easy to make Stars and Stripes Shirt. Kids will love helping with this project!
Star Studded Door Hanger - - Show your patriotic spirit by making this sparkling welcome hanger for your door. Easy to put together and so pretty to look at!
Star Wreath - - Make a patriotic star wreath decoration from paper stars and a paper plate. If you're making this project with a group of children, they can cut out the stars and write their names on them.
String of Stars - - Make a decorative string of stars to celebrate President's Day, Veteran's Day, July 4th, Memorial Day, or any patriotic US holiday. Make it as long as you want - you can decorate an entire room with this patriotic (and simple) craft.
Stuffed Poppy Finger paint Craft - - Even the youngest crafters can make this project. It's great for the children in the baby room or toddler room in a daycare to make and hang from the ceiling. It's a simple, but cute craft to display near Remembrance Day. Optional for churches, schools or other groups: rather than hanging the poppies from the ceiling, arrange the group's stuffed poppies in the shape of a wreath on the bulletin board.
Suncatchers American Flag - - This US Flag beaded suncatcher is an ideal way to share some patriotic spirit with your kids while adding a little history to your home for Independence Day or Flag Day.
Tissue Paper Flowers and Juice Jar Vase - - I've given directions for making the flowers and for making the vase. You don't have to do them both... you can make some flowers and put them in a store bought vase or you can make the vase and put in some silk flowers.
Uncle Sam - - This is a fun and easy color, cut and paste craft that uses a toilet paper roll as a base to give the finished craft a three dimensional effect.
Uncle Sam Hat Treat Holders - - Decorate your table with these adorable treat holders made to look like Uncle Sam’s hat. Fill with your favorite treats and give away as party favors at the end of the party!
Uncle Sam Windsock Craft - - This is a fun and easy paper craft that you can hang outside to flutter in the wind on any patriotic occasion. You can substitute fun foam pieces for the paper template pieces to create a sturdier (longer lasting) version.
Unity Bracelets - Make a unity bracelet to send out an important message. Wear it yourself or mail it to us and we'll make sure it goes to someone who will wear it with pride.
USA Garland - - Someone you know in the service? Hang a USA garland on your tree or holiday table to make them part of the celebration!
Veteran (Soldier) Paper Craft - - Paper crafts make terrific and simple projects decorations that even toddlers can help put together. For beginner scissor users, allow them to cut out the simple pieces like the body, legs and feet while you cut out the more complicated pieces like the poppy and medal.
Veterans’ Day Wreath - You may have never heard of making a wreath for Veteran's Day, but that's okay. Wreaths can be for any occasion.
Victorious Veteran Pins - - Award these colorful pins to the brave veterans at the Veterans Day parade.
Wooden Spoon Soldiers - - This army of wooden-spoon soldiers will be sure to protect all the ice cream at your Veterans Day party.