Easy President's Day Crafts for Kids

by Karen & Grace Morris

President's Day crafts for kids will help us celebrate! The holiday is on the third Monday in February because two presidents had birthdays during this month. George Washington's birthday is February 22 and Abraham Lincoln's birthday is February 12. 

The pictures will take you to the individual President's Day crafts for kids.

Happy Birthday

happy President's Day celebrate with cake

Cake! Everyone likes cake! No, you can't eat this one.

Supplies;

  • Thin cardboard such as a filing folder
  • Stapler
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Red and white tissue paper
  • Glue stick
  • Blue construction paper
  • Pen
  • Craft stick
  • Tape or tacky glue
cut a piece of cardboard and roll some tissue paper

Cut a 12 by 2 1/ 2 piece of cardboard. Roll into a circle with 1-inch overlapping. Staple the ends.

Cut 4 pieces of red and white tissue paper 12 by 4 inches. 

Roll the tissue pieces so that they are in long strips. 

glue three of the strips to the cardboard and make a top for your cake

Glue three of the strips on the cardboard tube starting with the red. Do not glue the last red strip on the top yet.

Cut a 4 1 /2 inch circle from blue construction paper. Cut approximately 9 tabs in the circle. Fold and cut a slit in the center.

glue the tabs to the cardboard tube

Glue the tabs to the cardboard tube. Cut off any tabs that cover the white tissue. 

Glue the red tissue strip over the blue tabs. 

cut a flag shape from cardboard and construction paper

Cut a flag shape from the filing folder. Cut the top of the flag from blue construction paper.

Write “Happy birthday George and Abraham” on the flag with a pen.

add the flag to the cake

Tape the craft stick to the back of the flag. Place the flag in the slit in the construction paper.

Printable President's Day Crafts for Kids

George Washington craft
Abraham Lincoln craft

For this craft, you will need a printer and some easy to find craft supplies.

You will need;

Print both of the PDFs. Color in the words with a red, white, and blue pattern. 

make the powdered wig

On half of the flesh colored paper draw a circle for George Washington. To make George's powdered wig, cut one cotton balls in fourths glue them to the sides of his head to make little ruffles. Now pull the other cotton ball so that it is in a strip. Glue it around the top of his head. 

draw the face then glue on your PDF

Draw eyes, a nose, and a line for the mouth.

Cut the circle out and glue below the words on the George Washington PDF.

draw Abraham's face and glue to the PDF

For Abraham Lincoln draw an oval on flesh colored paper. On the sides draw ears. 

With a black marker draw hair and a beard. 

Add eyes, a nose, and a mouth. Cut the face out and glue below the words on the Abraham Lincoln PDF.

Hats

President's Day crafts for kids wouldn't be complete without making some "party" hats. Here are two projects that represent the hats that George Washington and Abraham Lincoln wore. 

George Washington’s Tricorne Hat

a tricorne hat craft

The tricorne hat was in style during the 18th century.

You will need;

  • 2 pieces of blue construction paper
  • Yellow streamer
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Stapler
cut a strip of paper and a rounded shape

Cut a piece of construction paper 3 by 12 inches. Cut a 3 3 /4 inch circle with a 2 1 /2 tab on one side for the top. 

Fold your other sheet in half. Cut a rounded shape 5 1 /2 by 8 1 /2 inches for the rim.

add streamer to the side

Place some glue on the outside of the hat rim. Add the yellow streamer so that it hangs over the edge of the paper. When you have finished the circle turn the piece over and glue the other side. 

staple three sides

Roll the 3 by 12 inch strip into a circle and staple the ends. 

Place the circle on the center of the rim and fold up two of the sides. Then staple the sides to the strip. Fold up another side and staple. 

cut a circle with a tab

Cut a 3 1/4 inch circle with a 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch tab.

place the circle on the top of the hat and glue the tab to the back

Fold the tab on the circle down. Place the circle on the top of the hat and glue the tab to the back.

Lincoln's Stovepipe Hat

Lincoln's stovepipe hat

It is has been said that Abe kept letters tucked away in his hat.

You will need;

  • Black paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Stapler
cut a strip and circle from paper

Cut a 5 by 12 inch strip of paper. Roll into a circle and staple the ends. 

Cut a 7-inch circle. Fold the circle in half and cut 2 tabs approximately 1 1/ 2 inches.

glue the circle to the strip and cut a top for the hat

Glue the tabs inside of the roll.

Cut a 3 1 /4 inch circle with a 2-inch tab on one end. Place on the top of the hat and glue the tab down in the back.

Happy birthday George and Abraham! We can use President's Day crafts for kids to remember two of the USA's greatest president's. 

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Crafts to help your kids celebrate President's Day
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