31 Popular Memorial Day Crafts, Decor, and Activities for Kids


Memorial day is Monday, May 29th!  And I’m so excited to announce the brand new Tip Junkie Patriotic site just in time for Memorial Day! \

31 popular Memorial Day crafts, decor, and activities for kids to make Memorial Day fun.

That’s right, the Patriotic site will feature the most creative Crafts, DIY Decor, Food and Recipes, Party Ideas, Free Printables, and Activities for Kids perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Flag Day, and even Labor Day! {squeal}

Memorial Day Crafts

In case you’re new here, “Hi!  I’m Laurie” and Tip Junkie has thousands of craft and DIY tutorials, most with pictured tutorials.  You can always type any word or topic into the search bar if you’re looking for more ideas on what to make or sew with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

Do you have a great patriotic tutorial?  If so, share it on Facebook and tag @TipJunkie or Instagram using #TipJunkie so I can feature you and inspire fellow Tip Junkie’s with your fabulous idea.  I will always give proper credit as I’m all about promoting creative women!  {squeal in delight}

Memorial Day Crafts

1. Tie Dye Bunting Tutorial {Disney Family} – Turn inexpensive white cotton fabric into fun patriotic bunting using this tie dye bunting tutorial. *Update: Blog link is no longer available.

2. Flag Blocks {Simply Kierste} – Turn scrap lumber into a Patriotic decoration for any of your favorite red, white and blue holidays.  These flag blocks can be displayed indoors or out from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

3. DIY American Flag Shirts {Make It & Love It} – This is the most darling flag t-shirt made from ruffles and buttons!  I can just imagine my entire family wearing fun homemade flag shirts on Memorial Day.

4. 4th of July Felt Star Wreath {Naptime Crafts} – Dozens of felt stars were added to a styrofoam wreath form to create this beautiful and patriotic wreath

Memorial Day 2010

Memorial Day

5. Confetti Rocket Garland {Alpha Mom} – Part party decoration, part party favor, these fun Confetti poppers  also make a great rocket garland.

6. Felt Star Garland {Sutton Grace} – Sew together red, white, and blue felt stars to create this homemade garland.  You can also swap out the felt for patriotic patterned paper for a different look.

7. World Flag Bunting {Lilla-a-Design} – Use old book pages or plain cardstock to paint flags of countries of the world to create this homemade world flag bunting.  Add a patriotic twist by painting all of the different historical versions of the American flag to display on the 4th of July. *Update: Blog link is no longer available.

8. Carnation Flag Wreath {Scrap All Day} – Turn fake carnations from the dollar store into a beautiful flag wreath that looks like a million bucks.

Memorial Day Fireworks

Memorial Day Fireworks

9. Tips for Watching Fireworks with Young Kids {Urban Mommies} – Good tips for making firework viewing a fun and safe experience for the entire family.

10. Firework Safety Tips {Firework Safety} – Tips to be smart before, during, and after your consumer firework display.  Make sure to read these safety tips before you venture out to set off your own fireworks.

4th of July Party Printables {8 free files!}

Memorial Day Free Printables

11. 4th of July Party Printables {Tweedle Dee Designs} – Make your 4th of July festivities fabulous with the 4th of July Party Collection.  Included are 8 files: Party , Punchables, Star Spangled Party Banner, Stars and Stripes Straw Flags, Party Labels, Mini Notecards, Treat Bag Toppers, Patriotic Bottle Labels, and  Printable Party Invitations.

Memorial Day Free Printables

12. Texas Flag Coloring Sheet – This color by number Texas flag is a great project to teach younger children about the state flag of Texas. *Update: Blog link is no longer available.

13. Patriotic Star Clip-art {Pastiche Family} – Use this patriotic clipart to create decorations or invitations for your Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day party.

14. DIY 4th of July Party Printables {Twig & Thistle} – Use these free patriotic printable sparkler holders and match boxes to create a fun party favor for your 4th of July guests and send them home with a little piece of the firework excitement.

15. Minature Patriotic Pinwheels {The Long Thread} – These printable templates can be used to make miniature patriotic pinwheels.  Attach them to lollipop sticks to create cupcake toppers or attach them to a pin to create  a patriotic party favor.

Memorial Day Celebration

Celebration & Party Ideas

16. 4th of July Party Treats {Pamela Smerker Designs} – Use these great ideas and free printables to turn your standard treats, like rice kirsipe bard and brownies, into patriotic party fare.

17. BBQ Garland {The DIY Dish} – Kill two birds with one stone for your Memorial Day barbecue with this clever utensil garland.  It works not only as a party decoration, but also keeps the plastic utensils and paper napkins handy for your party guests.

18. Sparkless Sparklers for Kids {Merriment Design} – These fun sparkless sparklers are a great homemade party favor for little ones who are too young to handle the popular handheld firework.

Memorial Day Celebration & Party Ideas

19. Red White and Blue Pinwheel Party {Hostess with the Mostess} – I am swelling with patriotic pride just looking at this colorful party.  From the stunning cake to the matchbook favors, not detail has been spared.  Check it out!

20. Firework Centerpiece {Martha Stewart} – Make decorating for your 4th of July celebration easy with this DIY firework centerpiece.

21. Celebrating 4th of July Digital Kit  – This digital scrapbooking kit is full of great patriotic backgrounds for your digital scrapbook pages, but if you aren’t a scrapbooker you can print the images and use them to create homemade invitations to your 4th of July party or use them in your patriotic crafts. *Update: Blog link is no longer available.

Memorial Day Activities for Kids

Activities for Kids

22. Uncle Sam Hand Puppet {Woman’s Day} – Kids will enjoy creating their own Uncle Sam hand puppet and then they can entertain themselves and your guests with a patriotic puppet show.

23. Hand and Footprint Flag {Serendipity} – White paper, red and blue paint, and your kids are all you need for this activity.  Let them each create a flag using their hands and feet and then use the resulting work of art to decorate for Flag Day or any of the patriotic summer holiday.

Summer Activities for Kids

24. Flag Tag Relay {Disney Family} – Two teams and a bucket of flags are all you need for some patriotic outdoor fun. *Update: Blog link is no longer available.

25. Patriotic Balloon Dart Game {Roots & Wings} – This easy to make game will provide lots of fun for your little party goers.  Let the kids try to pop the balloons with darts or add an extra layer of fun by filling the balloons with confetti or candy.

26. Tin Can Races {Roots & Wings} – Create some red, white, and blue tin can stompers and use then for a tin can race at your 4th of July party.

27. Free Printable Patriotic Bingo Cards – Enjoy a fun game of patriotic bingo with the kids during your Memorial Day weekend.*Update: Blog link is no longer available. Here’s another free Patriotic 4th of July Bingo by Blooming Homestead that you might like.

Memorial Day Food & Recipes

Food & Recipes

28. Flag Cake Tutorial {Make It & Love It} – This pictured tutorial will show you how to turn boxed cake mix into a patriotic masterpiece.

29. Red, White, and Blue Strawberries {Oopsey Daisey} – Fresh red strawberries, white chocolate, and blue sprinkles make for fun patriotic striped strawberries.  Your guests will literally eat them up.

30. Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Popsicle {Twig & Thistle} – Traditional Rice Krispie treats get a fun party spin with a little chocolate and some red, white and blue ribbon.

31. Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwich Pops {Living Locurto} – Transform store bought ice cream sandwiches into cute patriotic picnic treats with the addition of some red, white and blue sprinkles and a lollipop stick.

31 Popular Memorial Day Crafts, Decor, and Activities for Kids

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