Today, we have some Singapore crafts for kids that are perfect to celebrate the amazing country that’s on everyone’s travel bucket list!
Let’s begin with a quick quiz. Which is the country that is the most religiously diverse in the world, and also has the highest percentage of millionaires? A rather unlikely combination of records, but then that’s Singapore for you!
This little island-country/city-country is among the smallest countries on the planet, but its size is no indication of its power – in fact, the Singapore passport is the second most powerful passport in the whole world! Now you know that this little country packs in quite a punch!
So why are we talking about this beautiful country today? It’s because Singapore’s National Day is coming up, on the 9th of August. The day commemorates the occasion when Singapore gained independence from Malaysia in 1965. It’s a national holiday, with a parade, fireworks and lots of fun celebrations!
We’ve decided to join in the enthusiasm of the Singapore people too, with some gorgeous Singapore crafts for kids. These will help us learn more about this amazing nation, and its culture and maybe we’ll get some insight into why it’s got such respect among countries that are much bigger!
10 Stunning Singapore Crafts for Kids
This Happy Tot Shelf is a a one-stop shop to learn about Singapore and it’s many icons! One of these many icons is the National Orchid Garden, part of the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in the country. This is a garden with many VIPs – Very Important Plants! The plants have been named after other VIPs, like Nelson Mandela, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and even Jackie Chan!
You can’t have a list of Singapore crafts for kids without featuring the Merlion! For many of us, the mention of Singapore brings to mind this image of the official mascot of Singapore. It is a creature that has the head of a lion and the body of a fish, hence Mer-lion. Good Morning Vietnam has a cute little accordion-style Merlion craft that kids will enjoy making and playing with.
Yes, Bento is Japanese, but that doesn’t mean we can’t customize it to celebrate Singapore’s National Day, as Bento Monsters has done here! Food is a big deal in Singapore; it is said that two new restaurants open every single day – which is huge considering this is a really small country!
Happy Tot Shelf brings us a printable featuring the Merlion’s outline, which you can either color in or fill in with dot stickers. The Merlion was inspired by Singapore’s old name ‘Singapura’, a Sanskrit term which translates to ‘Lion City’. The city got its name from a story about a Sumatran prince who spotted a lion during his hunting expedition.
This craft from iWonderBee is a cute addition to our list of Singapore crafts for kids, but make sure you clean up after your crafting session! Singaporeans are very particular about cleanliness, and you will be fined heavily if you are found to be littering or chewing gum. There’s even a law against not flushing a public toilet after use!
How cute is this little parachute guy from Little Day Out? Kids will love playing with him and making him land on buildings – make sure he doesn’t crash into trees, something very likely since Singapore is known for its ‘greening’ campaigns. It is said that the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve alone is home to more tree species than the entire continent of North America!
This little Merlion pasta art from Wonder Wall is such a cute version of the country’s mascot! Although the Merlion is a mythical creature, Singapore is home to many species of animals. The Night Safari is the world’s first night zoo, and has over a thousand animals belonging to over a hundred different species.
It’s time to make get the party started with these Singapore crafts for kids, and New Age Parents has got the perfect thing for it – Party Shakers! Singapore isn’t a noisy city, but it’s very interesting to listen to the various dialects and languages people speak. They even have their own version of English, called Singlish!
iWonderBee makes sure we all have some fun with these Singapore crafts for kids, by including some craft stick red flags for our toy planes to carry as they fly! Singapore’s flag features red and white – the red represents equality of human beings everywhere and the white represents goodness. The crescent is a sign of a transforming nation and the five stars represent values of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.
By now, I’m sure you’ve fallen in love with this pretty island city, and Little Day Out has a way to help us express it, with a paper heart art piece! Singapore is indeed a country of loving people – it is named as the least corrupt city in Asia and is the second easiest place to do business in the world.
Isn’t it wonderful to see how even small countries have so much to say and how much they contribute to global culture? It’s nice to learn about the origins of many things we see but don’t know much about, like the Merlion. We hope these Singapore crafts for kids can get them interested in a new place, and maybe even make plans to visit one day!