Canada will celebrate its 135th birthday in just a few days. To commemorate this, we’ve got a fun, inexpensive, and easy Canada Day craft that doubles as a keepsake!
All that you will need to make this Canadian Flag is a ruler, pencil, paint brush, heavy white paper, and red paint. Oh, and little hands… what kid doesn’t like to dip their hands in paint?
Easy Canada Day Craft for Kids
Divide into Thirds. Start with the paper in landscape orientation (the longest side facing towards you). Use the ruler to divide the paper into thirds and lightly draw a pencil line as a guide.
Paint the Flag. Paint the outside areas red. Allow to dry and apply another coat. Once the paint has dried, gently erase the pencil lines.
Make the Hand Prints. Use the paint brush (Affiliate link) to apply a generous coating of red paint to your child’s hand. Quickly press their hand in the center of the white area of the paper. Take care to press firmly down on each finger to ensure a full print.
These handprint Canadian flags are adorable and can be laminated to preserve. You can even create a new one each year and make a decorative banner with them. To do so, laminate each one and use a hole punch to punch holes in the upper corners. Tie together with ribbon or twine. You can easily add a new one each year and document your child’s growth. What a fun tradition to start! You might want to make an extra set for Grandma, because she is going to love them.
I hope you have as much fun creating this Canada Day craft as we did! It’s such a creative addition to any Canada Day décor. We wish you and your family a Happy Canada Day!
Do you have any favorite Canada Day crafts for kids? Share them in the comments! And don’t forget to check our craft section for inspiration.