Ah, Memorial Day. A signaling that summer is officially here. Sunny days filled with trips to the pool followed by warm nights sitting outside hearing the crickets sing—celebrate the start of summer with you kids by crafting! A wonderful treat to enjoy as you work on these crafts is Delysia’s Berry Truffle Collection, featuring the delicious summer flavors of strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry.
This is craft is fun, easy and graceful as it blows softly in the summer wind.
You’ll simply need:
- Paper Plate
- 1/4” wide Ribbon (red, white and blue) or you could use crepe paper too!
- Fishing line
- Cut around the inner edge of the paper plate to create the outside circle
- Cut the ribbon into 48” long pieces (or longer or shorter if you prefer).
- Alternate colors as you tie the ribbons around the plate rim.
- Using the fishing line, measure out how far you’d like the windsock to hang and then tie each end of the line to the windsock.
Festive Treat Bags
These bags are super cute and will be a hit with the kids all weekend long.
- Brown paper lunch bags
- A few colors and patterns of washi tape (red, white, and blue patterns)
- Place a few strips of washi tape (3-4 pieces) horizontally across the bottom of the bag, and press them firmly so that they’re smooth and secure.
- Trim the ends of the tape so they line up evenly with the bag edges.
- Open the bag and then roll down the bag from the top. Crinkle it so that little hands can easily grab what’s inside.
- Ideas on what to fill it with? Popcorn, chips, snacks, or chocolate would work well—or even fill them with utensils and napkins for table décor.
For a full instructional, click here.
American Flag Mason Jars
For a perfect Americana look, you’ll love this craft. It will look great in your home from Memorial Day to Labor Day!
- Three mason jars
- Acrylic paint in red, white and blue
- Paint brush
This craft is great for older children, younger kids who have the help of Mom.
- To begin, paint two of the jars white and one blue using acrylic paint.
- Next you’ll add red lines to the white jars. If you need help with the lines, I suggest using washi tape – it won’t peel the paint off. In keeping with the rustic look, I think imperfect lines work just fine for this project.
- For the stars, hand painting the stars works great, but if you feel less confident with that technique, you could pick up a star stamp at the craft store. Paint white stars on the blue mason jar.
- After the paint has dried, take a small piece of sandpaper and lightly rub it against the jars to create a distressed look.
- Add fresh flowers from your garden or the farmer’s market to finish off the look.
I hope everyone gets to enjoy the three-day weekend with family and friends … and chocolate!