Thursday, February 8, 2018

George Washington Birthday Craft

The third Monday of every February is President's Day. Originally, President's Day was celebrated on February 22nd, which was George Washington birthday, but the holiday was moved to the third Monday of the month to make it easier to take the day off from work. Use this paper plate George Washington mask craft to learn about our very first president!
George Washington Birthday Craft - super fun and easy to make craft for kids for presidents day, 4th of july, independence day, revolutionary war, presidents, or many other hands on lessons for toddler, preschool, prek, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade kids

Presidents Day Activities for Kids

George Washington Birthday Craft

George Washington was the first president of the United States. President's Day is celebrated close to his birthday every year in honor of his important place in history. Kids will love making this mask of George Washington for President's Day. While you're at it, read some of the books we've included in this round-up to complete your President's day unit study or thematic unit.

presidents day craft for kids using paper plates, cotton balls


  • Cotton balls
  • Large craft stick
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Paper plates
  • Cardstock paper
presidents day craft for kids

Cut out the center of the paper plate and flip it so the back is facing the top. Cut two tear drop-shaped pieces of paper from cardstock paper, about 6 inches long and 2 inches wide. Glue the tear drops to the bottom sides of the plate to make the wig shape. Gently pull the cotton balls apart and glue them all over the paper plate and the tear drops, leaving an opening at the bottom for a chin. Tape the jumbo craft stick to the back of the paper plate. Once the glue is dry, glue a ribbon bow to George Washington's hair. During the time, many men wore bows in their hair and wigs as well as women. 

george washington craft for kids

Let the kids use the masks to transform into the very first president! Some kids might want to add extra bows and transform into Martha Washington, too!

Best George Washington Books for Kids



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