Canada Day Crafts

Maple Leaf Antenna Ball

This Maple Leaf Antenna Ball craft will help you show your spirit AND find your car—it’s a perfect gift for kids to make.

What you’ll need:

  • Nerf ballistic ball
  • Liquitex Gesso in White
  • Paintbrush
  • Pen
  • Jar (baby food or short jar)
  • Red craft paint
  • Maple leaf craft punch
  • Scrap piece of paper
  • Pencil

How to make it:

  1. Stick a pen up inside the ballistic ball. This will help you hold on to the ball while you are painting and will also leave a hole where you can put the ball on your car antenna.
  2. Paint the ballistic ball with the Liquitex White Gesso.
  3. Allow the ballistic ball to dry. If you set the pen with the ball on it in the jar, it will dry without smudging.
  4. Punch out the maple leaf onto the scrap piece of paper.
  5. Trace the maple leaf onto the ball with the pencil.
  6. Paint in the leaf with the red paint and also let dry.
  7. Remove the pen and put on your car antenna.
  8. Show your spirit, as well as being able to find your car or van!


You can also take a small picture of a maple leaf and trace it on to the ball if you don’t have the Maple Leaf Punch. There are a lot of uses for this punch and it sure saves on cutting!

Taken from:

Canada Day Party Hat


At the end of it all, you have a great looking hat that you can wear for the rest of your day!


  • Foam visor (white or red) purchased  at our local craft store.  There were oodles of them in a variety of colors for summer crafting.
  • Red (or white, opposite from the color of your visor) foam for cutting out a maple leaf
  • Package of stick on foamie shapes (pre cut) that you think might interest your group of kids.
    We used sport themed and hearts during our project and found them at the local craft store as well.
  • Scissors
  • Glue


  • Cut maple leafs from the piece of foam.
    • We happened to have a maple leaf shaped cookie cutter that we could use to make an impression on the foam which we could cut around.
    • There is also template that you can print that has a variety of sizes of maple leafs which you can use as a template.  (See below.)
    • You may want to complete this step ahead of time if you are working with young children.
  • Glue the maple leaf to the front center of the visor.  You may want to complete this step ahead of time if you are working with young children.
  • Allow the children to decorate the rest f the space on the visor with the stick on foamie shapes.


  • Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
  • Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).

Template of maple leaf shapes

Print friendly version of these instructions

Taken from:

 Canada Day Votive Candleholder

candle3What you’ll need:

  • Paint brush
  • Liquitex Gesso
  • Votive candle
  • 3″ terra-cotta pot with dish
  • Red construction paper
  • Maple leaf punch
  • School glue
  • Mixture of glue and a little bit of water

How to make it:

  1. Using the Liquitex Gesso and a paint brush, cover the terra-cotta pot
    and its dish with two coats.
  2. Allow the pot to dry overnight.
  3. Punch the number of leaves desired out of the red construction paper.
  4. Glue the leaves all over the pot in whatever design or pattern desired. You can also just place them around the rim, or whatever you want to do.
  5. Using a paintbrush and the mixture of glue and water, spread a thin coat all over the pot to hold the leaves in place.
  6. Place your candle in the pot, light, and enjoy!

Taken from:

Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

Related Posts


  1. Thanks for the awesome ideas,the kids will enjoy these for sure.That time of year will be here before we know it !

  2. These are great! We just made a flag shirt, using a white t-shirt, red paint, and my toddlers hand print as the maple leaf. Turned out perfect!

  3. Great ideas yet again, I have no idea how people come up with so many good ideas – I’m not at all good in that department 🙁

Thank you for commenting! Your comment is moderated before being published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay Connected


Recent Stories

The Family Appreciation Project: Fun Way to Enjoy Being a Family

Siblings often talk to each other in ways they would never use with their friends. Parents can be guilty of forgetting to...

10 Ways to Get Kids Reading

Children who read more will do better in school, and children who love to read will read more. So, for those of...

Easy Menu Plan For Budget Family Meals

Providing a family with healthy meals on a budget can seem a daunting task. With no plan in place, it is easy...

A-Z Challenge Family Game with Printable

Are you looking for a way to keep the entire family entertained without spending any money? I have just the thing to...

Baking Essentials: The Well-Stocked Pantry

A well-stocked pantry means inexpensive family meal planning is a snap when the basics every kitchen should have are ingredients that are...