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Uncle Sam Paper Plate Craft for Kids

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Grab the kids and some paper plates – it’s time to get crafty! Kids will love this fun Uncle Sam paper plate craft, and you will too. It is a terrific way for little ones to celebrate America’s national holiday, Independence Day – or any other patriotic-themed event.

Not only is it easy-peasy, but with just a few supplies, colorful decorations, and even their own handprints, they can create an adorable work of art featuring a version of Uncle Sam that’s just perfect for the occasion!

Read on for all the details you need to make your very own special crafty masterpiece together.

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Uncle Sam Paper Plate Craft Details:

Age Group: 3+ yrs

Difficulty: Easy

Time To Complete: 20 minutes

The time to complete this craft depends on multiple factors. If you cut out the pieces for your child, it will go much faster. However, I challenge you to let every kid cut out and decorate their Uncle Sam craft independently.

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Materials for Your Uncle Sam Craft

The materials needed to make your own paper plate Uncle Sam are minimal. If you don’t have an item on the supply list, feel free to substitute it with something else.

Supplies needed for this patriotic craft:

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Are you ready to start making this fun patriotic craft? Follow the steps below to begin!

Step 1.

Once you have collected your supplies, start by cutting your paper plate in half. Depending on the age of your child, you can do this for them, as some paper plates are tough to cut through. Or you can let them do it themselves.

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Step 2.

Use one-half of the paper plate to make a mustache. Then cut it out!

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Step 3.

Next, get out your paint and paint an arch on the other half of the paper plate. You can trace the arch on the paper plate for your child as a guideline as to what to paint.

I like using acrylic paint for this. However, if your child is younger, I recommend using washable paint!

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Step 4.

While your paint is drying, we are going to start making Uncle Sam’s hat. Start by cutting three strips of red paper. And one strip from the blue paper. Assemble them together by gluing the three red strips vertically to the white paper.

Then glue the blue strip horizontally over top. It should look something like the one below. Once that is done, attach the paper with glue to the back of the paper plate.

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Step 5.

Cut two small circles from the red paper for his cheeks and glue them to the paper plate. Then use a marker to draw on his eyes. You could also use googly eyes if you have them.

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Step 6.

Lastly, attach his mustache, and there you have your paper plate, Uncle Sam craft!

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Uncle Sam History – Who is Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam is a famous symbol of the United States of America. He is often depicted as a tall and proud man with white hair and a white beard and dressed in red, white, and blue clothes. Uncle Sam is like a friendly uncle who represents the American government and its values.

He is associated with patriotism, freedom, and national pride. You might have seen his iconic image pointing his finger and saying, “I want you!” Uncle Sam is a beloved character in American history and is often seen during special holidays like the 4th of July, and Memorial Day, reminding us to celebrate our country and cherish the freedoms we enjoy.

Head here to learn more interesting facts about Uncle Sam!

Summary – Uncle Sam Craft

In conclusion, our paper plate Uncle Sam craft is a wonderful way to celebrate patriotism and learn about the symbols of the United States. This craft allows children to express their creativity while making a fun and engaging Uncle Sam craft.

By using a paper plate as the base and adding colorful elements like red stripes, a blue hat, and a friendly face, kids can bring this iconic symbol to life. Whether it’s for a 4th of July celebration or a school project, this craft will surely bring joy and excitement.

So, gather your art supplies, get ready to paint and cut, and let your imagination soar as you create your very own paper plate Uncle Sam craft.

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