This Rocking Uncle Sam craft is sure to add fun to your Memorial Day and 4th of July celebrations. One of the most enjoyable patriotic crafts, our Uncle Sam Craft for kids embodies the spirit of America.
Perfect for the upcoming holidays and the impending summer break, this paper plate Uncle Sam craft makes for an amusing diy patriotic toy for toddlers and preschoolers.
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Rocking Paper Plate Uncle Sam Craft
We bet your kids will have lots of fun making this rocking craft for 4th of July. This exciting, inexpensive and easy Uncle Sam craft uses simple supplies to make and is absolutely kid-friendly.
Perfect for kids who like to have fun with their crafts and explore their creativity, this paper plate Uncle Sam craft allows kids to use their imagination while making it.
Supplies for Uncle Sam Craft for Kids
- Paper Plate
- Construction paper – Red, White, Blue, Pink
- Acrylic paint – Pink
- Black sharpie
How To Make Rocking Paper Plate Uncle Sam
Time needed: 15 minutes
- Fold the paper plate into half.
- Using a paintbrush, paint the half of the paper plate pink, leaving the rim.
Leave the paint to dry. This will make the face and beard of Uncle Sam.
- To make the symbolic hat of Uncle Sam, take white craft paper and cut three strips from it.
- Paste the white strips on red construction paper.
- To make the band of the hat, cut a strip as long as the paper plate’s diameter from blue craft paper and glue it on the red construction paper as shown.
Make sure to leave enough margin below the blue strip. This margin will be used to paste the hat on the paper plate face.
- Next, using a pencil draw three stars on the white paper and cut them out using scissors.
- Paste the white stars on the blue band of Uncle Sam’s hat.
- Draw eyes and a U-shaped nose on white craft paper using a black sharpie and cut them out.
Next, draw the moustache of Uncle Sam on white craft paper and cut them out.
- Cut two small circles for blush from pink construction paper.
- Glue the eyes, moustache and blush on Uncle Sam’s face as shown.
- Next, attach Uncle Sam’s hat at the back of the paper plate face.
That’s it! Your fun-loving, rocking Uncle Sam craft is ready. Place it on a flat surface and give it a nudge to see Uncle Sam’s rocking moves.
Kids are sure to enjoy this fun Independence Day craft long after the patriotic holiday. It is a perfect Uncle Sam craft for kindergarteners and older kids who would need little to no help with this craft.
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And once your kids have learned how to make this rocking paper plate Uncle Sam, encourage them to make their own versions of rocking paper plate crafts.
Who is Uncle Sam?
Uncle Sam is a cartoon personification of The United States of America and the Federal Government. The symbol came into being on 7th September 1813 and became popular in the 1800’s when cartoonists drew many representations of Uncle Sam.
How Was Uncle Sam Created?
The name Uncle Sam came into existence during The War of 1812 when the beef barrels supplied to the U.S Army by Samuel Wilson were stamped ‘U.S’.
These barrels that represented food shipments for the United States’ soldiers became associated with Samuel Wilson and his nickname ‘Uncle Sam’.
Gradually, Uncle Sam became synonymous with the United States of America and by 1900’s became a popular representation of the country.