Do you love handprint kids crafts but hate the painty mess? I do! Use a cut out of your kiddo’s hand to create this super cute DIY Uncle Sam Gnome in just 15 minutes with no mess! Work on shapes, colors, measuring, cutting, and counting with this simple Gnome Craft made from colored paper from Dollar Tree.
Kids Hand Cut Out DIY Uncle Sam Gnome Craft
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Here’s what you need to make a DIY Uncle Sam Gnome:
- Craft Paper – Red, White, Blue, Silver Glitter – Dollar Tree
- Glue Stick – Dollar Tree
- Pom Poms – Silver Tinsel – Dollar Tree
- Letter Stickers – Red, Blue – Dollar Tree
- Star Shaped Craft Punch or Template – 1” Wide (or draw your own!)
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- DIY UNCLE SAM GNOME PATTERNS – download below ⇓
Here’s how to create a patriotic Gnome with your kid’s hand:
Download, print and cut out DIY Uncle Sam Gnome Patterns BELOW. Trace your child’s hand onto white craft paper and cut out or use the pattern provided. Trace other shapes onto colored craft paper according to directions on the pattern sheet. Cut out all pieces with scissors.
NOTE: This would be a fun handprint project as well. Just paint your child’s hand with white craft paint and press onto a piece of colored paper, then follow the rest of the instructions below.
Attach three white strips to red hat top with the glue stick. Glue red-striped hat to the top edge of hand shaped cut out. Add the blue rectangle to create the hat brim. Attach the silver tinsel pom pom nose with a dab of hot glue or white school glue.
Punch a star from silver glitter craft paper. Add letter stickers to spell USA or add your own saying or name. Attach to hat with the glue stick.
The Cutest Patriotic Gnome created with your Kid’s Hand
Add a name to create the sweetest place cards or goodie bag toppers for your Fourth of July Party. Use what you have on-hand to create a one of a kind masterpiece!
Make learning fun with crafts and create a keepsake to commemorate this special time in your kiddo’s life. Drop a few in the mail to grandparents!
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