Flip popsicle sticks right into a patriotic Uncle Sam for a enjoyable and straightforward Fourth of July craft.
When you’ve been round some time, it’s possible you’ll bear in mind the popsicle stick nutcrackers I made at Christmas or the popsicle stick leprechauns I made for St. Patrick’s Day. Properly, I’m at it once more and this time I made Uncle Sam!
This craft is a lot enjoyable. It’s fast and cheap to make. I like including all of the little particulars to convey the character of every little dude to life. And there are simply not as many enjoyable crafts to make for the Fourth of July, so I’m actually comfortable to have give you one thing that I feel will probably be tremendous enjoyable for you.
Right here’s what it’s worthwhile to make your personal popsicle stick Uncle Sam:
Step 1: Start by gluing the popsicle sticks collectively as proven within the diagram beneath.
- Place the 2 longest sticks facet by facet.
- Add sizzling glue to 1 small craft stick, then place it on prime of the 2 lengthy sticks, centered and with the highest edges lined up.
- Add sizzling glue on both facet of the small stick and press two extra small sticks down, lining up the ends.
- Glue two small sticks beneath, so that they’re even with the lengthy sticks, however connected to the three small sticks in entrance.
- Place glue alongside the highest edge, then connect three extra sticks, lining the underside edges up so that they’re about 1/3 overlapping the opposite sticks.
Step 2: Trim off the ends of the hat band so that they’re shorter and extra in proportion. That is elective, I simply thought it regarded higher.
Step 3: As soon as the entire sticks are glued collectively, it’s time so as to add some coloration and character. Paint the highest of Uncle Sam to seem like his hat, then depart his face space uncooked wooden. Begin by portray the bottom colours of the clothes. I did a purple shirt, white jacket and blue pants for this specific one, however you are able to do them in any mixture. Simply be sure you depart the face space and the arms uncooked wooden. I curved the middle purple part out to make it look extra like a jacket.
It doesn’t seem like a lot but, however simply wait. We’re about to get to the great half!
Step 4: Utilizing paint pens, add in all the lovable particulars. Add eyes, a nostril and a mouth or a handlebar mustache or a beard, and so on. You can too glue on googly eyes if desired. I used them on one and simply drew the eyes on the opposite two. Simply private choice! I feel they’re cute each methods.
Then fill in particulars like sleeve cuffs, hat bands, shoelaces, buttons and patterned materials. Have enjoyable with it. I feel extra is extra right here, however no person ever accused me of being a minimalist. LOL.
Step 5: Reduce tiny little strips of fake fur and sizzling glue them to the edges of the face space to provide the nutcracker some hair.
HELPFUL TIP – When you’ve by no means crafted with fake fur earlier than, strive slicing it from the again facet. Slide the tip of your scissors just below the backing cloth so that you aren’t really slicing the fur, simply the backing.
Oh my goodness, I simply love these little males. This was significantly so enjoyable to do! It’s all concerning the particulars. Simply have a look at every of their personalities!
Right here’s a video tutorial exhibiting you simply how this craft comes collectively: