Independence Banner

Independence Banner craft

Celebrate your country's independence! Decorate with a national symbol that reminds you of your country's history and culture.

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    Every country has symbols, such as the maple leaf in Canada and Uncle Sam in the United States. Choose a symbol for your country. Find out why it's so popular. These directions tell how to make Uncle Sam. Use your imagination to make any national symbol you choose for your Independence Banner.

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    On a large piece of paper, use Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils to draw a large top hat. Cut it out with Crayola Scissors. Show red, white, and blue stars and stripes in a creative way using Crayola Washable Markers. Add sparkles with Crayola Glitter Glue. Dry.

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    On another piece of paper, draw an oval face to fit under the hat. Use Crayola Multicultural Markers to color Uncle Sam's skin. Add eyes and a nose with Crayola Classic Fine Line Markers.

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    Trace eyebrows, a mustache, hair, and a goatee on white paper. Cut them out and attach them to Uncle Sam's face using a Crayola Glue Stick. Glue the head to the hat. Dry.

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    For a sturdier wallhanging, trace Uncle Sam on cardboard. Cut out. Glue decorated paper on cardboard. Dry.

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    Punch a hole at the top of Uncle Sam's hat. Thread yarn or ribbon through the hole to display.