Posts Tagged ‘proud to be an American’

Making a Patriotic Collage

Monday, July 2nd, 2012


Making a Patriotic Collage

To make a patriotic collage, start with a poster board or large piece of construction paper. I like to choose a color instead of starting with white. My kids chose blue, but you could also start with red. It should be one of the colors of the American flag. Now cut out pictures from magazines that remind you of being an American, like an eagle, Mount Rushmore, or some American soldiers. You can do the entire collage just with pictures from magazines, with people eating apple pie, playing baseball, or doing any other typical American activity.


Write “America” on the top in bubble letters, and color in the letters with red, white, and blue crayons or colored pencils. You could also cut out bubble letters from construction paper or use large alphabet stickers instead. You can add patriotic cloth or napkins with the American flag to add texture. Color a map of the United States, and cut it out and glue it to your poster. Overlap all your pictures so that there is no poster showing except for the title. Now your gorgeous patriotic collage is finished. Hang it up on the wall for everyone to enjoy.

Memorial Day Decorations

Sunday, May 27th, 2012


Here are some simple Memorial Day decorations: Pour sand into a clear glass jar, and stab a flag into it. On either side of that, light blue candles. I sprinkled gold confetti stars on the dark blue butcher paper tablecloth. I threw metallic markers on the table, so that the boys could draw on the butcher paper while waiting for their food.


On either end of the table, I spray painted two shoe boxes black the day before. I filled those with sand, placing toy soldiers in the sand. I stabbed two American flags into the sand, so that they crossed each other. These decorations would also be good for the Fourth of July.