8 Fun And Educational Veterans Day Crafts For Kids

Veterans Day Crafts

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Veterans Day is celebrated in the US on 11 November every year to honor those who have served or are serving the army. The Armistice was signed on this day, to end the World War I.

Sandwiched between the exhilaration and excitement of Thanksgiving and Halloween, Veterans Day often goes unnoticed. So how can you help children understand and value the sacrifices made by the veterans to the country? Craft is the answer! Here are eight fun and educational veterans day crafts for kids to acquaint them with the history of his nation.

8 Amazing Veterans Day Crafts For Kids:

1. Cascade Of Stars:

Veterans Day Crafts - Cascade Of Stars

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You Will Need:

  • Thick construction or cardstock paper
  • A printerA drinking straw
  • 2-foot long yarn
  • Scissors
  • Paint, markers, glitter (optional)

How To:

  1. Have your child draw and cut out six stars of different sizes.
  1. Color the stars using markers or paints, and poke a hole in the center of each star.
  1. Cut a drinking straw into 1 ½ inch long segment. You will need five such straws for each project.
  1. Cut a 2-foot long yarn and tie a knot at one end. Thread the smallest star through one end of the yarn and push it down the knot.
  1. Now thread a piece of drinking straw and push it down to the small star. Tell your child to keep stringing the straw pieces and stars.
  1. When the biggest star or the last star has been threaded onto the yard, make a large loop at the end and hang anywhere you like. This is one of the best veterans day crafts for preschoolers which can be easily made at home.

[ Read: Star Crafts For Kids ]

2. Patriotic Pinwheel:

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You Will Need:

  • Two pieces of red and blue construction paper
  • A hole punch
  • A pushpin
  • Markers or crayons
  • A pencil with an eraser
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Let your child start by making two squares from the construction paper. To make the square, tell him to put two pieces of paper together. Then fold the corner of the piece of paper.
  1. Cut off the small rectangle to form two squares.
  1. Now fold the paper to form a half triangle. Unfold it again.
  1. Tell your child to decorate one side of each sheet of paper.
  1. Now tell him to place the undecorated sides of the paper together and make four cuts along the folded lines.
  1. Ask him to punch four holes in each corner and gently gather each of the four points to the center.
  1. Push a pushpin through the punched holes through the center of the wheel and attach the pinwheel to the side of a pencil’s eraser.

3. Torch:

Veterans Day Crafts - Torch

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You Will Need:

  • Newspaper or white construction paper
  • Blue paint
  • Red and yellow tissue paper
  • Paintbrush

How To:

  1. Here’s the easiest way to make a flaming torch. Give your child an old newspaper or white construction paper and tell him to roll it into a large cone shape.
  1. Let your child paint the cone in blue.
  1. When the paint dries, stuff it with yellow and red tissue paper. It will be the flame of the torch.

4. Star Wreath:

Veterans Day Crafts - Star Wreath

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You Will Need:

  • Red, white and blue construction paper
  • Scissors
  • A paper plate
  • Glue
  • Glitter (optional)

How To:

  1. Tell your child to make a large hole in the paper plate.
  1. Then let him cut several star shapes from the red, white and blue construction paper. You may download the star template from the web.
  1. Tell your child to glue the stars on the paper plate.
  1. Decorate the wreath with the names of soldiers. Add glitter for decorating the wreath.

[ Read: Remembrance Day Crafts For Kids ]

5. Star Crown:

Veterans Day Crafts - Star Crown

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You Will Need:

  • Red, white and blue construction paper
  • Red, white and blue stickers
  • A white band
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Tell your child to cut stars out of the red, white and blue construction paper.
  1. Measure your child’s head and then cut a ½ to 2 inches wide band from the construction paper.
  1. Next, ask your child to stick as many paper stars on the bands as he wants.
  1. Your child can also beautify the stars using stickers. Leave it aside to dry.
  1. When the crown dries, try on your child’s head and glue or staple the ends. The star spangled crown is ready.

6. String Of Stars:

Veterans Day Crafts - String Of Stars

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You Will Need:

  • Red, white and blue construction paper
  • Red, white or blue yarn / string
  • Printer (optional)
  • Scissors
  • A stapler, tape, or glue

How To:

  1. Print out the star template from the web or draw a large star on a piece of paper.
  1. Cut out the star and let your child decorate it the way he likes.
  1. Fold over the tip of the star and glue, tape, or staple the star to the string.
  1. Tell your child to make as many stars as he likes and attach them to the string. Leave the extra string at the edges for hanging. This is one of the simple and easy veterans day crafts for kindergarteners to make with things found around the house.

7. Poppy Wreath:

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You Will Need:

  • Printer
  • Paper
  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Print out the template of your choice. You will need two copies of the template.
  1. Tell your child to color the wreath pieces as required.
  1. Help your child cut out the poppies.
  1. Now cut out the center of the plate to make look like a donut. It will form the base of the wreath.
  1. Your child may give the base a background color like green or brown.
  1. Now ask him to paste the poppies on the paper plate.
  1. Take a bow and paste it on the wreath. Alternatively, you can put a piece of yarn on the back of the wreath to hang it.

[ Read: Independence Day Activities For Kids ]

8. Wind Sock:

Veterans Day Crafts - Wind Sock

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You Will Need:

  • Red, blue and white construction paper
  • Glue, tape, or stapler
  • Red, blue and white streamers
  • String

How To:

  1. Tell your child to roll the red, blue and white construction paper lengthwise and staple or glue them together.
  1. Stick the string on one end of the windsock and streamers on the other side. The windsock is ready!

How does your child celebrate Veterans Day? And how did your child like our collection of veterans day craft ideas ? Tell us below!

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