Patriotic “Spin Art” Star Garland

This patriotic Spin Art craft idea is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Allison McDonald.
“Everyday play is what childhood should be about.” -Allison

memorial day craft

Spin art isn’t just a dynamic and fun way to paint. It also has a distinctive fireworks-like appearance. And, nothing seems more patriotic than red white and blue stars – especially ones that look like fireworks. On Memorial Day we remember all those men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. It’s not the easiest topic to explain to kids, but saying that we are celebrating the country and the people who protect it is. Crafting is a great time to talk about topics like this.  (Note: This craft would also be great for 4th of July.)

You will need a Swirl n’ Spin Art Kit, a hole punch, some red rick rack (or string), a pencil, and scissors. If you are as bad at drawing stars as I am you’ll need a stencil as well (cookie cutters are great for that.)spin art stars supplies

Start by drawing your stars on the paper provided in the kit.spin art stars

Add your paint and spin! We tried all different designs before spinning. memorial day craft

Let dry.

Cut out and punch a hole in the star. spin art star craft

Thread it on to the rick rack.spin art banner

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pro-2Allison McDonald is founder and editor of No Time For Flash Cards. She has been teaching children in various capacities since 1993, so she has done her share of crafts, songs and circle times! Her son’s birth brought her home, and her love of teaching and helping other parents sparked the idea for No Time for Flash Cards. Early-childhood education is her passion . . . her heart belongs to the little guys! Get to know Allie and see her creative kids’ crafts and educational activities on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest