There’s no doubt that this Paper Bag Uncle Sam Craft is just about the cutest Uncle Sam craft you can come up with! Perfect for July 4th celebrations as it’s so simple to make, too, with not much more than paper and the brown paper lunch bag.
We do love paper bag crafts. They are one of our absolute favorite materials to base a craft on. For our Uncle Sam here, we turned the bag upside down from our normal flap at the top craft. He needs a big hat, though, and the main part of the bag is the perfect height for a big hat.
For more July 4th crafts, be sure to also see our Handprint Flag Craft, Cardboard Roll Firework Fountain Craft, Craft Stick Firework Craft, this Cardboard Roll Uncle Sam Craft, these Patriotic Streamer Paper Airplanes and many more great patriotic craft ideas!
To make our Paper Bag Uncle Sam Craft you will need brown paper lunch bags, red, blue, and white paper, medium sized googly eyes, a black marker, a glue stick, and scissors.
Make this Paper Bag Uncle Sam
- Paper bags
- Colored paper – red, blue, white
- Googly eyes, medium sized
- Black marker
- Glue stick
Begin by flipping the bag so the flap is on the bottom.
Use the bag to help cut a sheet of red paper to the size to fit along the main part of the bag, including under the flap.
Glue the red paper to the bag.
Cut 5 strips of white paper, about ½” wide.
Glue those vertically on the red paper.
Now cut a strip of blue paper.
Glue the blue strip along the top of the flap, over the bottom of the red paper with white stripes.
Adhere googly eyes.
Cut a half circle from the white paper and simple mustache shape to fit under the eyes on the bag.
Glue the half circle beard. Then glue the mustache over the half circle.
Draw a simple mouth where the mustache and half circle beard meet.
And draw some stars on white paper, then cut out and glue along the blue strip hat brim.
Be sure to check out all of our fun and patriotic July 4th crafts at Our Kid Things!