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Fourth of July: Uncle Sam Pin

Uncle Sam Pin

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Pin on a patriotic face that's sure to stand out in any Fourth of July crowd.


  • White craft foam
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Wooden craft spoon
  • Googly eyes
  • Cotton balls
  • Glue
  • Self-adhesive pinback


  1. To make one, cut out a basic Uncle Sam-style hat (about 2 inches tall and 1 inch wide) from white craft foam.
  2. Use markers to color the brim blue and to draw red stripes on the top.
  3. Glue the hat to the handle of a wooden craft spoon (if necessary, first use scissors to trim the wooden handle so that it's shorter than the hat).
  4. Glue on googly eyes and a cotton ball beard, then draw on a small L-shaped nose.
  5. Attach a self-adhesive pinback (sold at many craft and bead stores), and your Uncle Sam pin is ready to wear.