Last year I was scanning the Internet looking for something to make with the children for Canada Day, July 1st. I came across this idea for a handprint Canadian Flag at Meet The Dubiens . As we aren’t living in my motherland of Canada at the moment I like to try to make it a special day and this was a great idea.
We gathered together the supplies we needed for our handprint Canadian flag: red construction paper, white printer paper, red paint and a paintbrush, glue, and scissors.
The first thing we did was paint a hand red – this can get a bit messy so have some baby wipes handy!
Next I placed the hand on the top middle of the white paper
Next I added another hand print slightly lower and on each side of the first one.
I used both hands; with the thumb pointing to the nearest edge of the paper
Next Tristan cut the red paper into strips which were then glued to the right and left edge of the white paper
Finally we painted a stem onto our maple leaf and we had a gorgeous handprint Canadian Flag!
A real keep-sake; we still have the ones we did last year and it’s nice to look back and see how the children’s hands have grown.
How do you celebrate Canada Day?
We have also made cardboard roll Mounties and some maple cookies, give them a try and see our Canada Day themed page or our Multicultural Activities page!
If you like using cardboard rolls in crafts, see our DIY cardboard roll airplane and canoe, or check out our cardboard crafts page.