Abe Lincoln Art - Easy Paper Plate Craftivity


We did this fun, simple craftivity after reading the book, Abe Lincoln's Hat. The only materials you need are items you probably already have in your classroom:
  • paper plates
  • black construction paper
  • black paint and painting supplies
  • popcicle sticks
  • hot glue gun
  • stapler




This year's Lincoln project was super easy! I have found that over the years a little prep work ahead of time helps the art session to go smoother (especially if you or your paras might get interrupted by behavior issues).

1. Ahead of time I cut each paper plate into a U shape, and then used a glue gun to adhere a small popsicle stick to it. 
2. Kids painted the paper plates black and left them to dry.
3. After they dried, we stapled each plate to a black stovetop hat.  And that's it!!

My students loved their Lincoln hat/masks!! 

Super easy and they turned out great!!!  Since I teach a self-contained (California calls it SDC) class of kids grades K-3, I end up teaching some kids for up to 4 years in a row! As a result, often I will come up with alternate art activities for a holiday, etc. so kids don't make the same stuff each year.   Click here for last year's Abe Lincoln craft.



Lisa
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