How to Decorate for Canada Day with Easy Family Crafts

National holidays are perfect opportunities for family celebrations. Watch a parade, or attend a local concert, then gather together for a potluck dinner or a backyard picnic. Complement your Canada Day festivities with simple homemade decorations everyone will love. 

Canada Day celebrations - Preschool Toolkit
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Family gatherings on national holidays often involve colorful balloons, hot dogs on the barbecue, and endless games of baseball or tag!

Decorating the house or yard is also a big part of the festivities. You might hang a flag or wreath at the front of your house, or display traditional plants or flowers.

Make decorating for Canada Day simple but effective with bouquets of 'maple leaf' flowers displayed in small vases. This maple leaf craft was inspired by our spring flowers craft which also uses a vase. 

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


Canada Day crafts - Preschool Toolkit

Supplies for 'maple leaf' flowers:
  • maple leaf pattern
  • straws
  • ribbon
  • scissors


Canada Day celebrations - Preschool Toolkit

 Instructions for 'maple leaf' flowers:

1. Cut the maple leaf from the napkin.

2. Glue the leaf to cardboard or cardstock.

3. Cut out the leaf leaving a white border around it and a 'stem' at the bottom.

4. Push the stem into the straw.

 Canada Day celebrations - Preschool Toolkit

Display a small bouquet of flowers in a vase to add flair to your table. 


Happy Canada Day!


Canada Day celebrations - Preschool Toolkit 


Use your maple leaf pattern for other Canada Day crafts and activities:

  • Place markers for the table
  • Name tags for family reunions


Visit our Canada Day board on Pinterest for more holiday crafts and activities


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