Entry #1481, August 20, 2012
Labor Day is fast approaching. Everyone’s excited talking about the parties and gatherings that take place. Of course, no one should forget the reason for the celebration – to give honor to our laborers. They may be community helpers, industrial manufacturers, and other forms of labor, or you! Have you ever thought about explaining the concept of Labor Day to your children? Here are 3 easy kids’ labor day crafts that are sure to be fun and educational.
You may print out images of workers from the internet or your camera and cut it out. Have cardboard that you paste all the images to make a collage. It will be very nice if you will choose colorful images that will stand out and spark creativity. Also, ensure that you have images of the types of occupations that your kids know or are curious about. From service people, military, school teachers, athletes, science occupations, and architects, your kids will love this craft!
This craft is very easy and fun to make. All you need is to gather empty boxes of shoes, gadgets, etc. You also need markers, glue and color paper. To do this, cover the boxes with art papers using glue. Draw designs to your boxes so that it will look like buildings or offices representing our laborers. Make this craft as your table centerpiece decor. For more fun visit an area in your neighborhood and take pictures with your kids and visit the stores to see what people work in them. Then use the pictures to recreate the box “city” when you get home!
Labor Day crafts are sometimes similar to what we have during Independence Day. The stand-alone star craft is like a 3-dimensional star that you can place on top of the table. To do this, prepare a cardboard and cut it to form a star. After decorating the two stars, make a slit on both stars. One slit should be on top of one star and at the bottom of the other star. Connect the two stars together through the slit. You now have a decorative 3-dimensional star that can stand by itself on top of the table.
Having these crafts will surely provide the boost in setting the mood of the event. With a few hours of working these crafts, your efforts will definitely pay off with smiles and appreciation and your kids will have a blast doing them!
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