To celebrate this Memorial Day, I set the school books aside for a little bit and took some time to make this Memorial Day Wind Blower with my 5-year-old. Crafts or hands-on activities are a great way to teach your little ones about the meaning of such important holidays in a fun and creative way. This particular craft is easy for kids and doesn’t take a whole lot of time. So, gather up your paintbrushes, and let’s get started.
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I love thinking of creative ways to celebrate each holiday. Sometimes I go a little overboard, like when I invented the lucky leprechaun to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and set up a scavenger hunt that led to a pot of gold and goodies.
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To celebrate and educate my little one about the special meaning of Memorial Day, we made this cute Memorial Day Wind Blower while spending some quality time together. He painted the can while I cut the crepe paper. Once the can was dry, I let him operate the hot glue gun while I pushed each strand of crepe paper onto the can. He cut the twine and I glue it onto the top part of the can. Then we found a special place to hang it outside!
Memorial Day Wind Blower Materials:
- Large soup can
- Blue acrylic paint
- White star stickers
- Red and white crepe paper streamers
- Twine or fishing line
- Hot glue gun
- Peel the label off a large soup can. Empty, wash and dry it. Remove the bottom and the top so you can see through the can.
- Paint the can with blue acrylic paint. Once it dries, add white star stickers.
- Cut 4 pieces of red crepe paper streamers and 4 pieces of white. Each should be about 18”-20” long. The length is your preference. You can make them all the same or vary each one.
- Using hot glue, attach the crepe paper to the inside of the can on the bottom, rotating the white and red.
- Cut a 20” piece of twine or fishing line and glue the ends on the top of the can to hang it up.
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Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.