Memorial day crafts are a nice way to mark this federal holiday. Memorial Day is May 30th, though usually observed on the last Monday in May.
It honors US men and women who died while in military service. It was originally for the Union troops who died in the Civil War. Memorial Day was changed after WWI to include any war or military action.
My Husband working with a US soldier.
It is usually celebrated by visiting veterans' cemeteries or memorials and by family barbecues. Wikipedia has much more information about Memorial Day.
There are lots of things you could make as decorations for your home or family barbecue party.
You could make a bouquet of paper roses in red, white, and blue and tie them with either a yellow ribbon (for deployed soldiers) or a black and white ribbon (for Prisoners Of War & Missing In Action).
Or you could use construction paper to make red, white, & blue paper chains to decorate your party area. Drape a few near the grill (careful of the fire!) and around the tables.
You could make coasters with the pot-holder loop weaving kits. Just choose loops in the colors to match the other decorations.
I also have a few Patriotic Coloring Pages available for free. You can print them out and color them any way you like. Use crayons, markers, paint, get some glue and do collage on them. Or even print on fabric transfer paper and iron it onto t-shirts, then you can get crazy with the fabric paint.
I also put together a A Memorial Day Poppy Project. The instructions are illustrated and I also have a printable version there too so you can print it out and use later.
If you'd like to help support the troops overseas, I have some Crafts for Troop gifts and Care Packages.
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