I am Canadian and today in both Canada and the United States it’s a holiday celebrating those who fight for our respective countries. In Canada it’s Remembrance Day and in the US Veterans Day. In Canada, the Royal Canadian Legion sells little poppy pins for people to wear and show support for our defenders past and present ( this is also done in the UK). In the United States, we often see yellow ribbons. So today I am dedicating this craft to my country but if you are looking for a patriotic American craft do not fear I have a list ready for you too.
- Gather your materials. You will need a paper grocery bag, a marker, scissors, some red paint, dried black beans and glue.
- Start by cutting open your bag and drawing a poppy.
- My son informed me he was going to make his own poppy just with scissors… he worked on it the whole time I did the poppy. Never force a child to do art , I wanted to post this today so I had to get it done but I can re do it with him if he asks. He was creating too, and we chatted the whole time about veterans and why I am making a poppy.
- Paint with red paint.
- Add glue to the center.
- Add your black beans. Let dry.
- When dry cut out.
Patriotic American Crafts