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Popsicle Stick Uncle Sam Craft [Free Template]

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate our country’s independence.

It’s a time for family, friends, and fun. And what could be more fun than patriotic crafts for kids?

This popsicle stick Uncle Sam craft is the perfect way for kids to show their patriotism.

They can paint, cut, and glue to create their very own Uncle Sam.

This craft is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. Plus, it’s a great way to teach them about our country’s history and symbols.

So let your kids get creative and have fun with this Uncle Sam craft! Also, be sure to check out all of our popsicle stick crafts for more fun!

Uncle Sam Craft For Kids

Uncle Sam kids' craft image collage with the words popsicle stick Uncle Sam

Supplies

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Permanent glue dots (or hot glue)
  • Paint (optional)
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • Uncle Sam template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.

Directions

Download the Uncle Sam template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding popsicle stick Uncle Sam craft template

Line up 11 popsicle sticks together. Take 3 additional popsicle sticks and stretch 2 glue dots along each of them. Glue each of these popsicle sticks to the group of 11, one on top, in the middle, and on the bottom.

hand gluing popsicle sticks together

Optional: If you want, paint the popsicle sticks in skin-colored paint. Let it dry completely before moving on. You can see in our pictures one craft was painted and the other was left plain.

Begin by gluing Uncle Sam’s hair to the side and front of the popsicle sticks.

hand gluing hair to popsicle stick Uncle Sam craft

Place the eyebrows slightly below the top of the popsicle sticks and glue them in place.

hand gluing eyebrow to popsicle stick Uncle Sam craft

Next, take the eyes and glue them below each of the eyebrows.

hand gluing eye to popsicle stick Uncle Sam craft

Create the mouth by gluing the teeth to the top of the mouth and the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Trim off any excess paper.

hand gluing tongue to mouth of popsicle stick Uncle Sam craft

Position the mouth in the middle of the popsicle stick, just below the eyes.

Glue the goatee just below the mouth, in the middle of his head.

hand gluing goatee to popsicle stick Uncle Sam craft

Next, use a black marker to draw on Uncle Sam’s nose.

Make Uncle Sam’s hat by gluing the 3 red stripes to the top of the hat. Trim off any excess paper that hangs over the top.

hand gluing red stripes to hat of Uncle Sam craft

Place the blue band just above the rim of the hat and glue it on. Trim off the excess paper.

hand gluing blue band to hat of Uncle Sam craft

Glue the star in the middle of the blue band.

hand gluing straw to hat of Uncle Sam craft

Finish off by gluing the hat to the top of Uncle Sam’s head.

hand hat to popsicle stick Uncle Sam craft

This is such a cute 4th of July craft idea!

Patriotic Unit For Kids

As we approach Independence Day, it’s the perfect time to teach our kids about patriotism! There are lots of fun patriotic activities for kids that are not only fun and engaging but can also help kids learn.

Read on for our favorite ideas and you’ll be done in no time!

popsicle stick Uncle Sam craft

Patriotic Kids’ Books

Reading aloud to your kids is a great way to help them develop their language skills. It gives them a chance to hear different words and expressions, and see how they are used in context.

It also helps them to develop their listening skills and attention span. And of course, it’s a great way to bond with your little ones! So snuggle up with a good book, and enjoy some quality time with your kids. Below are some popular patriotic books:

The Before The Fourth Of July – If your kids are fans of The Night Before Christmas, they’ll love this patriotic version that follows a family’s day through Independence Day!

What Does it Mean To Be American? – This book is a wonderful look into the characteristics that make an American citizen. It’s an easy read for young kids are will get their minds thinking.

My Fourth of July – Kids will love this story that details all the classic activities Americans do on the Fourth of July! It’s sure to bring back the nostalgia of being a kid on Independence Day.

4th Of July Crafts For Kids

Crafting is not only fun for kids, but it can also be beneficial for them. It can help to develop their fine motor skills, as well as their ability to follow directions and solve problems.

It can also be a great way for kids to express themselves creatively. And, best of all, crafting is a great way for kids to spend time with their parents or friends. So not only is it fun, but it can also help kids to learn and grow! Try out some of these fun July 4th crafts:

2 popsicle stick Uncle Sam crafts

Handprint Statue Of Liberty Craft – The Statue of Liberty is an instantly recognizable symbol of America. And this Statue of Liberty craft is a fun and easy way for kids to create their own version of this iconic monument. Best of all, the free template makes it simple to get started. Just print out the template, trace your child’s handprints, and let them go to town creating their statue. They’ll be so proud to display their finished product.

Straw Flag Craft – This American flag craft for kids made from cut straws is the perfect patriotic project! It’s easy to make and only requires a few materials. Plus, it’s a great way to teach kids about the history and symbolism of the American flag.

Handprint Eagle Craft – This eagle craft is the perfect patriotic project for kids! It’s so easy to make, and you don’t even need paint. Just use some paper and a few other simple supplies. The finished product is really cute, and it’s a great symbol of America. Plus, it would make a great addition to any Fourth of July decorations.

July 4th Activities

Color by number printables are a great way to work on fine motor skills while also celebrating patriotic holidays! These patriotic color by number printables feature Uncle Sam’s hat, fireworks, the American flag, and more. They are perfect for the Fourth of July or Memorial Day celebrations. Simply print them out and let your child have fun coloring while learning about patriotic symbols.

hand holding popsicle stick Uncle Sam craft with a 2nd one in the background

These Flag Day cutting practice worksheets for kids are such a fun way for little ones to work on their scissors skills! Just print and let the cutting begin! Kids will love using their scissors to cut along all the different paths. And you’ll love that they’re getting some great cutting practice in too!

One of the best parts of the Fourth of July is all the fun festivities leading up to the big day! If you’re looking for a way to keep the kids entertained, why not try a patriotic treasure hunt? All you need is this printable! The kids will have so much fun searching for their treasures, that they’ll hardly believe it’s already time for the fireworks to start!

More July 4th Ideas

This patriotic burlap wreath is the perfect way to show your patriotism! The classic red, white, and blue colors are perfect for the 4th of July or any other patriotic holiday. This wreath is made of durable burlap, so it will last for years to come. It’s also a great way to decorate your front door or patio!

2 popsicle stick Uncle Sam crafts

This Fourth of July, let your little ones show their patriotic pride with this adorable red, white, and blue beaded bracelet. The best part is that you can personalize it with their name or just USA! It’s the perfect accessory for all their Independence Day festivities.

This “Loves Jesus And America Too” t-shirt is perfect for the whole family to wear! It’s cute and patriotic at the same time.

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hand holding popsicle stick Uncle Sam craft with a 2nd one in the background

Popsicle Stick Uncle Sam Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This popsicle stick Uncle Sam craft is the perfect patriotic craft for kids! They can paint, cut, and glue to create their very own Uncle Sam.

Materials

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Permanent glue dots (or hot glue)
  • Paint (optional)
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • Uncle Sam template

Instructions

  1. Download the Uncle Sam template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Line up 11 popsicle sticks together. Take 3 additional popsicle sticks and stretch 2 glue dots along each of them. Glue each of these popsicle sticks to the group of 11, one on top, in the middle, and on the bottom.
  3. Optional: If you want, paint the popsicle sticks in skin-colored paint. Let it dry completely before moving on. You can see in our pictures one craft was painted and the other was left plain.
  4. Begin by gluing Uncle Sam's hair to the side and front of the popsicle sticks.
  5. Place the eyebrows slightly below the top of the popsicle sticks and glue them in place.
  6. Next, take the eyes and glue them below each of the eyebrows.
  7. Create the mouth by gluing the teeth to the top of the mouth and the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Trim off any excess paper.
  8. Position the mouth in the middle of the popsicle stick, just below the eyes.
  9. Glue the goatee just below the mouth, in the middle of his head.
  10. Next, use a black marker to draw on Uncle Sam's nose.
  11. Make Uncle Sam's hat by gluing the 3 red stripes to the top of the hat. Trim off any excess paper that hangs over the top.
  12. Place the blue band just above the rim of the hat and glue it on. Trim off the excess paper.
  13. Glue the star in the middle of the blue band.
  14. Finish off by gluing the hat to the top of Uncle Sam's head.

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Popsicle Stick Uncle Sam Template

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Susie McGuire

Thursday 23rd of June 2022

Cute idea! Plan on using it for our My America unit!😊

Sam

Wednesday 29th of June 2022

Awesome! So glad to hear that! Thanks for stopping by :)

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