Celebrate President’s Day with a simple George Washington craft for kids.
If you are a teacher, you can incorporate this easy paper craft into your lesson about our first president. You can read a book to your students about George Washington, watch a short video, have the kiddos write “All abut Mr. Washington” or just some fun facts about him, draw and craft the president.
Our George Washington craft is made entirely form paper and it’s great for preschoolers, kindergartners and older kids.
Make sure to also check out our Abraham Lincoln craft as well.
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. He is most known for leading the Continental Army in victory over the British and becoming the first American president.
He was the only president unanimously elected, meaning that all of the state representatives voted for him.
Fun facts about George Washington
Here are some fun facts about George Washington that kids may not already know:
Washington is the only president who has a state named for him.
He was the only president not to live in the White House. He first took office in New York City and then the capital moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
George Washington craft
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- George Washington template
- Cardstock paper 65lb: beige, white, blue and yellow
- Black marker
How to make the President’s Day craft
The Washington template comes with two versions:
1. home template – cut out the patterns and trace them on corresponding colored paper.
2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.
This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.
Step by step instructions
Start by gluing the two jacket pieces onto the body, one on each side of the body.
Glue the epaulets onto the shoulders.
Glue the hair at the top of the head.
Add the eyes under the hair.
Glue the hat at the top of the head.
Add the star onto the hat.
Glue the head and body together.
Use a black marker to draw a smile.