When my son was little, I was always on the look out for simple craft ideas. We didn’t know about this Canada Day flag project at the time, but I saw this on Pinterest and talked my now-teenager into doing it with me. (It turns out that finger-painting is fun at any age!)
There are a couple of ways to do this.
1) Use 2 pieces of paper, one red & one white.
a) Cut the red piece of paper in half (width-wise)
b) Glue the red paper to each side of the white paper
c) Get the red finger-paint out! Put some on a paper plate or on your child’s hand and have them rub their hands together.
d) Have your child press a red hand on the white centre of the flag – there’s your maple leaf!
2) Use 2 pieces of white paper.
a) Have your little one (or big one, in my case) paint one of the pieces of paper red.
b) Once the red sheet dries, glue it to the white paper and continue as above.
You could also go free-style for the leaf:
Although the paint washed off quite easily, you may want to do this project outside and put down lots of newspaper!