If you’ve been searching for an easy, jolly, unmistakably patriotic, and all-around endearing craft for Independence Day, this Cardboard Roll Uncle Sam Craft is exactly what you’re looking for!
When it comes to the 4th of July, I really can’t get enough fireworks, hot dogs, and fun patriotic crafts like our Cardboard Roll Uncle Sam Craft. A few more of our favorite crafts for the Independence Day celebration include this Paper Bag Flag, these Cardboard Roll Felt Eagles, and our simple July 4th Fireworks Craft.
For our Cardboard Roll Uncle Sam Craft you will need a clean toilet paper cardboard roll, red and cream color paint, blue and white cardstock, a white marker, small googly eyes, tape, scissors, and glue.
Cardboard Roll Uncle Sam Craft
- Toilet paper cardboard roll
- Acrylic paint – red and cream color
- Cardstock – blue and white
- White marker
- Small googly eyes
- Clear tape
Start by painting the cardboard roll.
Paint about ⅔ of the roll red.
Then paint the remainder of the roll a cream color. Let paint dry.
While the paint is drying, cut a strip of blue cardstock long enough to go around the cardboard roll. About ½” wide.
Also cut a mustache shape from the white paper. Make the mustache larger than the width of the cardboard roll.
Wrap the blue paper strip around where the red paint and cream paint meet. Tape to secure.
Glue two googly eyes near the blue paper strip.
Adhere the mustache under the googly eyes. Trim the mustache to fit if needed.
Use the white marker to add star details around the blue paper rim.
Also add stripes going up the red painted hat.
For more patriotic kids craft fun, be sure to check all of our 4th of July craft ideas at Our Kid Things!