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30 Easy Memorial Day Crafts for Kids (age3+)

Are you looking for Easy Memorial Day Crafts for kids?

Then take a look at these 30 amazing Memorial Day arts and crafts.

Try something new this year and use these stunning patriotic crafts to teach your children the importance of Memorial Day!

Let’s dive right in!

easy memorial day crafts for kids

Memorial Day Facts for Kids

Before we get started with our Memorial Day quotes for kids, let’s learn a little bit about this holiday.

What is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is an American holiday to honor and mourn American soldiers who have fallen while serving in the war. This patriotic holiday is also known as Decoration Day.

It was celebrated first in 1868.

When is Memorial Day Celebrated?

Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May. This year Memorial Day falls on Monday, 2023.

Memorial Day Traditions

You might wonder how Americans celebrate Memorial Day.

It is observed with parades, religious services, nationwide speeches, and by laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown at the National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

While others use this long weekend to host barbecues, have a lake day, or go camping.

Memorial Day Books for Kids

After we learned about Memorial Day and his traditions I like to share some matching books before we move on to our Memorial Day quotes for kids.

Here are some great Memorial Day books your children will enjoy:

Learn about Veterans and Memorial Day with this great book for Kids.

Young reader’s book about Memorial Day.

Read along when the Cubs get a lesson about the blessings of freedom for their country.

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Memorial Day Crafts

Why not teach your child the importance of this remembrance with the help of those 20+ Memorial Day Crafts.
Use the chance while crafting to explain the background and honor the beloved friends and family members you have lost!

In this post, you will find stunning crafts for Memorial Day including patriotic cards, American flag crafts, Memorial Day art projects, fun Memorial Day activities, easy Memorial Day science experiments and sensory play ideas, Memorial Day crafts for toddlers, preschoolers, and Kindergarten, and much more. Take a look now and get inspired!

Please note that all Memorial Day kid’s crafts step-by-step tutorials can be found by clicking on the project’s name. It will lead you directly to the instructions!

Let’s get started!

Patriotic Memorial Day Greeting Card

By Mom Junky

This easy patriotic craft for Memorial Day is fun for everyone to make. You can personalize it and use the supplies for future DIY projects.

Everyone will have a great time crafting while celebrating Memorial Day!

patriotic memorial day card

DIY Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns

By The Soccer Mom Blog

Add a gorgeous glow to your Memorial Day or 4th of July celebrations with these fun and easy patriotic kid-made mason jar lanterns!

Check out this easy Memorial Day craft here and light a light to remember the fallen soldiers.

Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns

Firework Memorial Day Craft for Kids

By Lil Tigers

Learn how to create this beautiful firework craft with drinking straws. You will love this wonderful memorial day art project for preschoolers!

diy firework art project for kids

Pom Pom Bald Eagle Craft for Memorial Day

By The Soccer Mom Blog

This bald eagle craft for Memorial day is super cute.

With the help of pom pom it shows you how to create this bald eagle and even how to turn it into a patriotic eagle garland.

All you need are simple craft supplies for this stunning patriotic craft!

It also would make a nice memorial day craft for kindergarten.

Pom Pom Bald Eagle Memorial Day Craft for Kids

Memorial Day Sensory Bin

By Lil Tigers

Are you looking for Memorial Day crafts for toddlers?

Then this colored rice sensory tray is the perfect Memorial Day activity for you.

Check out this easy recipe here. I promise every sensory lover will love this patriotic play idea.

sensory play tray with colored rice

Do you need more inspiration for your American holiday? Then serve our Fruit Sparklers, American Snack Tray, or 4th of July Quotes next.

Handprint American Flag

By The Soccer Mom Blog

This American Flag Handprint Craft for Kids is a cute patriotic keepsake made using paint sticks! This is one craft that’s so pretty you’ll want to display it all summer long!

Isn’t this a cute Memorial Day kid craft? I love it!

Handprint American Flag

Easy Memorial Day Craft: T-Shirt Wreath

By The Soccer Mom Blog

How to make an easy Memorial Day T-Shirt Wreath in minutes!

This DIY wreath is a cute Memorial Day project for kids and also a nice Memorial Day craft idea for adults.

Memorial Day Wreath

Printable Patriotic Sunglasses – Memorial Day Preschool Craft

By Hess On Activity

These patriotic printable sunglasses are fun for kiddos to cut out and wear. Perfect for any patriotic or Memorial Day-themed activity. 

printable Memorial Day Sun glasses

Star Suncatchers – Memorial Day Craft Project

By Crafts by Amanda

Make these adorable star suncatchers with the help of tissue paper. It is the perfect patriotic holiday kids’ craft to remember those we lost!

patriotic suncatcher project for memorial day

Easy Patriotic Art with Fabric Scrabs

By The Boondocks Blog

Learn how to make this easy patriotic art with fabric scraps.

Because the flag looks great outside, we shouldn’t neglect the interior of our homes.

DIY American Flag

American Flag Cootie Catcher Printable

By Red Ted Art

Do you remember those cootie catchers from your childhood? They are so much fun. Bring back old memories and try the classic Origami project with your kids!

What are you waiting for? Try this fun origami Memorial Day craft now and get your free printable!

American Flag Quiz

More Memorial Day Crafts for Kids

To make sure you find a matching Memorial Day craft idea I also like to share the following Memorial Day DIY projects for kids with you:

If you are a visual learner, check out these fun DIY American Flag Craft Ideas for Memorial Day!

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