|

Uncle Sam Craft for an Easy Patriotic Activity (Free Template)

Sharing is caring!

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure statement. Thanks for visiting!

This cute handprint Uncle Sam craft is a perfect way to celebrate patriotic holidays with kids.

I love how crafts with patriotic themes can be fantastic sparks for conversations about symbols and historical facts. This frugal craft is a mess-free way to make holiday decor and more.

I'm sharing my tips and ideas for making this American craft with kids. Learn more and get the FREE printable template to make it even easier to create!

RELATED: Enjoy more mess-free holiday fun with our FREE printable 4th of July perler bead craft templates!

Woman holding example of Uncle Sam handprint craft with another example in background.

Patriotic Fun with a Handprint Craft

Getting ready for summer fun with kids? You've got to add this easy Uncle Sam craft to your summer bucket list!

Or maybe you need a simple activity to celebrate a patriotic holiday? Well, this DIY craft using handprints is perfect!

This frugal craft is fantastic for:

When my boys were younger, I liked to have all sorts of ideas for crafts at my fingertips. Having a collection of ideas for inspiration helped me not miss out on all the holiday fun that I wanted to enjoy together. Plus, I loved having customized holiday decor (especially with footprints or handprints!).

This handprint Uncle Sam craft is super easy to create and enjoy for years to come.

Smart Supplies for This Uncle Sam Craft

This Uncle Sam craft for kids is great because it only uses a few materials (and you probably have most or all of these supplies at home).

You'll want to make sure to prepare these supplies before starting all of your DIY fun:

  • construction paper in red, white, and blue
  • glue stick
  • liquid craft glue
  • silver tinsel pom poms
  • letter stickers in red and blue
  • star-shaped craft punch or stickers
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • Uncle Sam pattern (available at the bottom of this post)

Scissors Set of 5-Pack, 8Scissors Set of 5-Pack, 8Colorations Construction Paper for Kids - 7 Bright Colors - 600 Bulk Sheets of 9Colorations Construction Paper for Kids - 7 Bright Colors - 600 Bulk Sheets of 9Aleene's 3 Pack, 8 oz Tacky Glue, 8 FL OZ, Original Version 3 CountAleene's 3 Pack, 8 oz Tacky Glue, 8 FL OZ, Original Version 3 CountYYCRAFT 100pcs Glitter Tinsel Pom Poms Sparkle Balls for DIY Craft/Party Decoration/Cat Toys(25mm,Assorted Color)YYCRAFT 100pcs Glitter Tinsel Pom Poms Sparkle Balls for DIY Craft/Party Decoration/Cat Toys(25mm,Assorted Color)1512 Alphabet Stickers 12 Sheets Alphabet Stickers Vinyl Self-Adhesive Number Alphabet Vinyl Stickers, Mailbox Numbers Labels DIY Crafts Art Making, Decals for Sign,Notebook, Classroom Decor, Door1512 Alphabet Stickers 12 Sheets Alphabet Stickers Vinyl Self-Adhesive Number Alphabet Vinyl Stickers, Mailbox Numbers Labels DIY Crafts Art Making, Decals for Sign,Notebook, Classroom Decor, DoorStar Hole Punch, Star Punch, Star Paper Punch, Star Hole Puncher, Star Puncher for Crafts, Star Lever Punch, 1 inch Craft Punch, ⅝ inch Hole Punch Shape, ⅜ inch Paper Punch for CraftingStar Hole Punch, Star Punch, Star Paper Punch, Star Hole Puncher, Star Puncher for Crafts, Star Lever Punch, 1 inch Craft Punch, ⅝ inch Hole Punch Shape, ⅜ inch Paper Punch for Crafting

 

Supplies for handprint Uncle Sam craft including construction paper, pom poms, glue stick, and scissors.

How to Make This Handprint Uncle Sam Craft for Kids

Create this super cute Uncle Sam Hand Cut Out Gnome in just 15 minutes (or less) with no mess. It's a wonderful activity for learning about shapes and colors plus practicing skills of measuring, cutting, and counting.

Handprint template and cut out with white scissors, black pen, and scissors.
STEP 1

Print and cut out handprint.

Download, print, and cut out free template OR trace your child's hand on white paper.

Trace other shapes onto colored paper according to the directions on the template sheet. Cut out all pieces with scissors.

Black pencil, ruler, scissors, glue stick, and red, white, and blue paper with silver pom pom.
STEP 2

Assemble the hat.

Attach three white strips to the red hat top with your glue stick. Glue the red-striped hat to the top edge of the hand-shaped cut-out.

Add the blue rectangle to create the hat brim. Attach the silver tinsel pom pom nose just under the hat brim with a dab of liquid glue. Set aside to dry.

Uncle Sam handprint craft with silver glitter star, silver pom pom, and red and blue letter stickers.
STEP 3

Add star and letters.

Punch a star from construction paper or add a star-shaped sticker. Add letter stickers to spell USA or your child's name.

Attach the star to the hat with the glue stick.

Fun Ways to Extend Your Uncle Sam Fun

It's simple to keep your fun with Uncle Sam going! Books, games, and activities with patriotic themes are brilliant ways to boost learning. Here are some of our favorites:

Uncle Sam & Old Glory : Symbols of AmericaUncle Sam & Old Glory : Symbols of AmericaSun-Staches Uncle Sam Blue Lens Sunglasses | Americana Costume Accessory | UV 400 | One Size Fits MostSun-Staches Uncle Sam Blue Lens Sunglasses | Americana Costume Accessory | UV 400 | One Size Fits MostALVOGIMOR Uncle Sam Patriotic Hat Plush Stovepipe Top Hat, American Flag Costume Accessories, 4th of July Hats for Men Women Child Party Favor (Blue B)ALVOGIMOR Uncle Sam Patriotic Hat Plush Stovepipe Top Hat, American Flag Costume Accessories, 4th of July Hats for Men Women Child Party Favor (Blue B)

 

YouTube video

Make Your Craft Time Shine with Uncle Sam!

This craft with an Uncle Sam theme is a cute way to provide kids with screen-free activities and celebrate holidays.

I'd love to hear about your handprint Uncle Sam craft making experiences. Please share in the comments section at the bottom of this post. And add your ideas for boosting the fun!

Sharing is caring!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *