Memorial Day Crafts

Neighborhood Parade

What would Memorial Day be without a colorful neighborhood parade? Families can work together to create this Memorial Day craft -- and everyone will have a great time while honoring our nation's heroes.

What You'll Need:




Red, white, and blue ribbons






Homemade drums


Fake flowers

Chenille stems


Get the whole neighborhood involved in this festive march around the block. Gather up your pets, too.

Tell everyone to wear clothes that are red, white, and blue. You may want to make or carry flags or flowers.

Homemade drums can be made by painting empty coffee cans; beat on the lids with a wooden spoon.

Tie wagons together with rope and fill them with stuffed animals and dolls decorated with red, white, and blue ribbons, streamers, and balloons.

Weave red, white, and blue streamers into the spokes of your bicycle's wheels. Attach fake flowers to the handlebars with chenille stems.

Set a time for your parade to start, and post notices around the neighborhood.

When everyone has gathered, pound a beat on one of the drums and lift up those knees in a march.

Memorial Day, also known as Poppy Day, is a special holiday to honor fallen soldiers who served their country. Each year, many veteran's organizations sell poppies to raise money for disabled vets. Continue to the next page to learn how to make your own crepe paper poppies.

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