Canada Day Crafts

| June 28, 2013 | 14 Comments

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!

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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

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 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!

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Category: Crafts, Ottawa, Spring/Summer Crafts

Comments (14)

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  1. Amy Lovell says:

    Super cool crafts. Def bookmarking forthis year! Thanks

  2. kathy downey says:

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

  3. Darlene Wissenz says:

    Something to look forward to when the grandkids come over, we can make Canada day crafts

  4. Darlene Wissenz says:

    Looks like fun to make and the kids can wear them too

  5. kathy downey says:

    super cool crafts and that time soon be here

  6. Laurie P says:

    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!

  7. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for some cool ideas we will be making Canada Day crafts this weekend

  8. kathy downey says:

    Thanks,my daughter make a craft list for every occasion in Jan/Feb. for the year I will be sending here these ideas

  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    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 🙁

  10. Anne Taylor says:

    These are all perfect for Canada Day!

  11. kathy downey says:

    Thanks this is our weekend to get ready for Canada Day!

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  13. kathy downey says:

    The Foam visors are a hit anytime of year,we will make Christmas ones again this year

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