Check out these 11 President’s Day crafts that are fun for the whole family. Bonus: they’re also a great way to teach your kids about American history.
Did you know President’s Day is actually an unofficial nickname for a Federal holiday called Washington’s Birthday by the U.S. government? That’s right!
George Washington, the first President of the United States, was born on Feb. 22, 1732, which is why the holiday is celebrated during the third week of February. However, the holiday is now used as an occasion to celebrate all of the country’s presidents. The colloquial name President’s Day was deliberately coined to broaden the scope of the holiday.
Regardless of which president you’d like to celebrate this year, the holiday offers a great opportunity to treat your little ones to some President’s Day crafts.
President’s Day Crafts You Can Do With Your Kids
1. Popsicle Log Cabin Craft
Let your kids play and see what they come up with! Tutorial here.
2. President’s Day Cookies
Have a perfect weekend with the kiddos by baking some cookies and decorating them to look like Lincoln and other U.S. presidents. Details here.
3. President Washington Wig
Ever wondered what you’d look like with George Washington’s signature do? Get the Washington wig tutorial here and find out!
4. Abraham Lincoln’s Hat
Follow the tutorial here.
5. Mini President Figurine
Aren’t they the cutest? Click here for details.
6. President’s Day Marshmallow Pops
Celebrate Lincoln’s signature hat by eating it! Learn how to make these here.
7. Cardboard Tube Presidents
Recycle tissue paper tubes and make this adorable President’s Day craft. Find out how here.
8. President’s Day T-Shirt
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Neat, huh? Pick your favorite president and find out how you can print his portrait on your T-shirt at home here.
9. President’s Day Printable.
An easy way to dress up your cookies or other treats and celebrate President’s Day. Grab this free printable’s here.
10. Flag Paper Chain
Makes great festive room decor. Check out the tutorial here.
11. News Paper Abe
Teach kids how to recycle and create a beautiful piece of art. Learn how to make this newspaper mural here.
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