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.
Cake! Everyone likes cake! No, you can't eat this one.
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 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. Cut off any tabs that cover the white tissue.
Glue the red tissue strip over the blue tabs.
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.
Tape the craft stick to the back of the flag. Place the flag in the slit in the construction paper.
For this craft, you will need a printer and some easy to find craft supplies.
Print both of the PDFs. Color in the words with a red, white, and blue pattern.
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 eyes, a nose, and a line for the mouth.
Cut the circle out and glue below the words on the George Washington 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.
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.
The tricorne hat was in style during the 18th century.
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.
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.
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 3 1/4 inch circle with a 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch tab.
Fold the tab on the circle down. Place the circle on the top of the hat and glue the tab to the back.
It is has been said that Abe kept letters tucked away in his hat.
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 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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