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Uncle Sam Pringles Can July 4th Craft for Kids

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When you finish a can of Pringles, don’t just throw the can away. If you are a crafty person, Pringles cans can be great for making all kinds of fun things, like this Uncle Sam July 4th craft for kids

This patriotic craft is perfect for young children to get excited about Independence Day. It’s also cute enough to be a decoration you can display year after year for the 4th of July. 

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The best part is that you can make this Pringles can craft with a few easy to find supplies that you probably already have in the house. 

Even if you don’t have all of the supplies you will need for this craft, they are inexpensive and easy to find online or at your local craft or discount store. 

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How to make a 4th of July Pringles container craft

You don’t have to be an artist to have fun making crafts with Pringles cans. Grab a can, some paint, paint brushes, construction paper, and scissors and get creative.

For each paper plate lighthouse, you will need the following simple supplies that you can find around the house, at the Dollar Store, any craft store, or online.

Materials:

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Instructions:

1. Gather all of the necessary supplies.  

2. Clean the chip can thoroughly with a damp rag or paper towel.

3. Apply a coat of white acrylic paint to the outside of the can, then set aside until dry. If needed, apply a second coat of white paint.

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4. Download and print the Uncle Sam templates and cut out all of the patterns. Trace the patterns onto the craft foam according to the instructions on the sheet with a pencil or marker and cut out the patterns with a pair of scissors.

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5. Glue the red stripes vertically from the bottom to the top of the chip can with either a glue gun or school glue and glue sticks.  

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6. Glue the blue band onto the chip can horizontally, then slide the red craft foam hat brim onto the chip can underneath the blue band. Secure the brim to the can with glue.  

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7. Trace Uncle Sam’s face pattern onto the chip can with a pencil. Paint the face with the flesh tone paint color of your choice. Let the paint dry and, if needed, apply a second coat.

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8. Punch out six stars and a nose from silver glitter cardstock. Attach the cut out pieces of Uncle Sam’s face using the photos as a guide.

9. Glue the silver stars to blue hat band with a glue gun or school glue and glue sticks.

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Don’t throw those chip cans away; reuse them to make fun, creative, and cute kids crafts. Display Uncle Sam on the mantel or a side table for the every year for a fun reminder of making Fourth of July crafts with the kids.

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Yield: 1 craft

Uncle Sam Pringles Can July 4th Craft for Kids

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Made with a recycled chip can, craft foam sheets, googly eyes, and acrylic paint, this 4th of July craft for kids is a fun activity and an adorable Independence Day decoration. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10

Instructions

    1. Clean the chip can thoroughly with a damp rag or paper towel.
    2. Apply a coat of white acrylic paint to the outside of the can, then set aside until dry. If needed, apply a second coat of white paint.
    3. Download and print the Uncle Sam template and cut out all of the patterns. Trace the patterns onto the craft foam according to the instructions on the sheet with a pencil or marker and cut out the patterns with a pair of scissors.
    4. Glue the red stripes vertically from the bottom to the top of the chip can with either a glue gun or school glue and glue sticks.  
    5. Glue the blue band onto the chip can horizontally, then slide the red craft foam hat brim onto the chip can underneath the blue band. Secure the brim to the can with glue.  
    6. Trace Uncle Sam’s face pattern onto the chip can with a pencil. Paint the face with the flesh tone paint color of your choice. Let the paint dry and, if needed, apply a second coat.
    7. Punch out six stars and a nose from silver glitter cardstock. Attach the cut out pieces of Uncle Sam’s face using the photos as a guide.
    8. Glue the silver stars to blue hat band with a glue gun or school glue and glue sticks.

The best part about this craft is that you probably have most of what you need at home already. The kids will sharpen their cutting skills and learn how to paint while adding their own artistic style to make it their own.

Happy crafting, and Happy Independence Day!

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