10 Canada Day Party Ideas

Here are some fun crafts for the kids to do in celebration of our national day

Summer parties are simply the best and we’re lucky to have our country’s birthday landing smack-dab in the middle of it.

If you’re looking for some inspiration for celebrating Canada Day this year, we’ve found some great ideas.

1. Let the WIND carry you away!

This Canada Day pinwheel craft, via DLTK’s Growing Together, is a simple craft to keep kids busy and have hours of fun. For instructions and free printable template, click here.

2. Make your own fireworks craft

All you need for this simple crafts is salt, food colouring, and a straw – you can’t get easier than that. Get instructions can be found at Crafty Morning.com

3. The only craft item you ‘knead’

This maple-scented homemade play dough will be a great addition to your craft box and a favourite tool for imaginative play. Get the recipe at thechaosandtheclutter.com

4. Cooling things down

If the heat is on this July 1, these Canada Flag inspired pudding pops via The Recipe Rebel, should keep things cool. Read the recipe.

5. Build an edible Inukshuk

Build your own Inukshuk using fruit, vegetables or candy. There’s no limit to the different ways you can create with food. Find some creative examples at hubpages.com

6. Wear Canada day colours

Make your own, unique Canada Day T-shirt using fabric paint and your handprint. Get the instructions  at workmanfamily.typepad.com

7. Sweet treats for everyone

You can feed a crowd of hungry partiers with these refreshing maple leaf watermelon pops. You can find the recipe at savvymom.ca

8. Wave your flag

If you’re looking for ways to decorate the outside of your house to make it look more festive, check out this Canada Day Windsock Craft. Everyone can get in on making one of these to hang around your yard. Instructions at onetimethrough.com

9. Get Adventurous

Spend some time exploring the natural beauty that Canada has to offer and take part in an outdoor adventure hunt. You can find the inspiration, free printables and templates at cleanandscentsible.com or come up with your own ideas.

10. This one takes the cake!

The Gracious Pantry was inspired by our national holiday and offers a lovely recipe for an easy-to-make and lovely-to-look-at Canada Day Cake. Get the recipe