10 Creative Canada Day Crafts for Kids
It’s Canada Day on July 1st and we’re celebrating with some easy and creative Canada Day Crafts for Kids! Let’s learn about maple leaves, inukshuks & more!
With everything changing, our regular celebrations have also changed, starting with St. Patrick’s Day this year, I think. Since then, all kinds of events have been cancelled and birthday parties have been over Zoom. But what’s a life without celebrations? Boring!!
Large gatherings and outdoor parties may be out of question, but we can still create our own little celebrations at home. If you’re looking for something to celebrate after Father’s Day, we’ve got the perfect one – Canada Day!
Canada Day is coming up on July first, and it’s a great way to learn about the second largest country in the world. That’s not all, 21st June is National Aboriginal Day. By the way, did you know that there are 2,800 hockey rinks in the country? How cool is that! Let’s learn more about this amazing country with some fun Canada Day Crafts for kids.
10 Creative Canada Day Crafts for Kids
1. Spin Painting Canada Day Craft
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Canada? It’s got to be maple syrup! The maple leaf is such an icon of Canada that it features on the national flag. This project from Projects with Kids celebrates the maple leaf using an old salad spinner.
2. B for Beaver Recycled CD Craft
Can we talk about Canada without talking about beavers? Of course, not! The beaver was on Canada’s first postage stamp, so that should explain everything! If you’ve got an old CD, it’s perfect to make this printable recycled CD beaver craft.
3. True North Button Art
Frugal Mom Eh, celebrates the Canadian spirit in style, with lots of red and white – and a maple leaf! The background is a free printable, which makes this a super easy project. You can use either red buttons or a mix of red and white.
4. Canadian Printable Paper Dolls
I love paper dolls, and I think Adventure in a Box has turned it into a genius way to learn about how people dress in other cultures. These printable paper dolls have fun Canadian costumes – I’m definitely trying this one!
5. Maple Scented Playdough
The smell of maple syrup on freshly made pancakes – bliss! The Chaos and the Clutter takes this feeling and puts it into a maple scented play dough that’s perfect for Canada Day. Kids will love it and it smells so yummy, it might activate an appetite!
6. Canada Day Windsock
Let everyone know that you’re celebrating Canada Day – by hanging this windsock from One Time Through! It’s so much fun to see it swaying in the breeze, and it’ll take all of half an hour to put together!
7. Beaver Paper Crown
Can’t get enough of beavers? No problem, we’ve got an easy way to get your beaver fix – just download this free printable paper crown and you’re ready to get your Canada on!
8. Printable Map of Canada Puzzle
Canada is the world’s second largest country, and is made up of 10 provinces and 3 territories. CBC Parents helps you learn more about the geography of this country with a fun printable puzzle. We love the colors on this one, as well as the names of the provinces.
9. Maple Leaf Scribble Lantern
A name like a scribble lantern sounds messy, but this project from A Place like This is adorably neat! The Canadian flag has a red maple leaf on it, but you can go crazy here and use any color you like for these lanterns.
10. Inukshuk Art
Inukshuks are stone structures found in many parts of Canada, and they resemble a person. They are understood to be markers left by travellers to show the way, often marking places you can get good fish. That Artist Woman celebrates both Canada Day and the artist Ted Harrison in this beautiful art project.
These are all simple crafts that don’t require too many extra supplies – which is a good thing considering you may not be able to go out to craft stores all the time. But if this lockdown has proven anything, it’s that we can do a lot with little, and it’s much more fun doing it that way!
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