How to Decorate for Canada Day with Easy Family Crafts

Decorate for Canada Day with easy crafts featuring the maple leaf, a national symbol. These crafts can easily be adapted for any country, any region or event. Complement your national or regional festivities with these simple homemade decorations everyone will love. 

Canada Day paper craft decorations
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Decorating the house or yard is often a big part of Canada Day celebrations. You might display a flag, wreath or banner outside, and use a festive tablecloth and napkins inside.

Along with special events and family gatherings, placing decorations around the house is a fun part of the celebrating. Save time and money you'd normally spend shopping by preparing homemade decorations.  

These simple crafts are fun to make and will get the whole family excited for the upcoming event.


Related: 15+ Canada Day Family Activities


Canada Day decorations

National holidays are perfect opportunities for family celebrations. Part of the fun is creating homemade decorations to place in your home or classroom.

Note: This activity can be adapted to any country or region simply by drawing or cutting out a design representing the flag or any recognized symbol of your area.

The theme of these Canada Day crafts is the traditional maple leaf. Cut out a maple leaf found on a napkin or a paper plate to use as a template for these activities.

If you'd like a template, here's a printable option.



Supplies for maple leaf crafts


National holiday crafts



  • maple leaf cutout
  • straws or sticks
  • glue
  • cardstock
  • ribbon
  • scissors



Maple leaf design for crafts


Maple leaf flower

1. Glue the maple leaf cutout to cardboard or cardstock.

2. Cut out the leaf with a narrow white border around it and a 'stem' at the bottom.

3. Push the stem into the straw or tape to a stick.


 Maple leaf cutout paper craft for kids


Display a small bouquet of flowers in a vase. Straws with a flexible joint at the top can be bent to adjust the position of the maple leaf flowers in the vase.

Maple leaf place marker

Place markers for Canada Day celebration


1. Cut out a 4 inch (10 cm) cardboard square.

2. Bend a tab back at one side, approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm). Alternately, cut out a 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) cardboard and fold it in the middle.

3. Cut out a maple leaf from a napkin. In this case, we used napkins with the maple leaf flag design.

4. Glue the maple leaf to the cardboard.

Name tag for family gatherings

1. Cut out a maple leaf from a napkin or other printed material.

2. Glue the leaf cutout to cardboard or cardstock.

3. Print the family member's name with marker or pen.

4. Cover the leaf with clear contact paper. Attacj


More ways to use maple leaf cutouts


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Happy Canada Day!


 Canada Day board on Pinterest 


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