“Uncle Sam” craft is a fun and easy color, cut and glue project. This is an update of Karen’s Kids Patriotic Puppet.
Print out the pattern (click to download)
2 googly eyes
2 cotton balls
red, white, blue tissue paper
crayons or colored markers
Cut out and color the pattern pieces as directed. Print on cardstock, construction paper, or cardboard.
Glue on the eyes, nose and ears.
Glue pieces of cotton balls to make a beard, mustache and eyebrows. Two cotton balls are plenty for one Uncle Sam puppet.
Now you are ready to glue the head piece to the tube.Put glue around the tube and also on the edge of the pattern piece as indicated.
Wrap the pattern piece around the tube and overlap the edge. Use clothespins to hold the paper to the tube until it is dry.
Color your hat.Put glue on the edge of the hat in the space indicated.
Glue the sides together and hold in place with a clothespin until dry – usually just a few minutes.
Cut the lines at the botton and fold the pieces to the inside.
Cover the folded pieces with glue and press the top hat on the round brim.Next, put glue around the top edge of the head tube and place the hat on top.
Wipe off drips. Glue dries ‘clear’ so don’t worry about drips you missed.Glue a craft stick to the inside front of the tube. Hold in place for a few minutes with a clothespin.
DO YOU KNOW HOW UNCLE SAM GOT HIS NAME?
There are several versions of the origin of the Uncle Sam name. A New York meat packer named Samuel Wilson, supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the war in 1812. The barrels were stamped with the letters “U.S.”. One version says that the soldiers were thankful for the meat and they began to refer to the barrels stamped with “U.S.” as barrels of meat from their “Uncle Sam”. Another version states that Sam Wilson, once a soldier in the American Revolution, supplied rations for the soldiers in barrels marked with “U.S” because he was a kind and honest man who loved his country. The residents of the town he lived in referred to him as Uncle Sam because of his generosity.
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