Patriotic Gnome Craft

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Make this adorable patriotic gnome puppet craft with your kids this Independence Day. Kids will love this fun and imaginative 4th of July Craft.

4th July Gnome

This cute Gnome Uncle Sam Puppet is sure to be enjoyed by kids of all ages this summer.

This 4th of July puppet is a great paper craft for kids and a perfect craft for all patriotic holidays.

This Uncle Sam Gnome puppet is super easy to make, thanks to the easy instructions and free printable template below.

Uncle Sam gnome craft

Super Cute Uncle Sam Puppet for Kids

Make these Uncle Sam Patriotic puppets with your elementary schoolers in preparation for all the patriotic holidays this summer. This red, white, and blue craft can be used for play, or even for holiday decoration!

4th of July craft gnome

How to make a Gnome Uncle Sam Puppet


  • Colored craft papers
  • Printed template sheet
  • A pair of scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil –  to trace the template
  • Markers


Download and print out the Uncle Sam Gnome template sheet. Cut out all of the pattern pieces.

Select white, red, blue and pink colored craft papers for the 4th of July Gnome pattern.

Trace the patterns on the selected craft papers and cut them out nicely.

Glue the white stripe cutouts on the crown of the hat.

Attach the star cutouts on the blue band cutout.

Glue the blue band onto the hat.

Cut a slit on the red part of the hat, just beside the bottom edge of the blue band.

Glue the beard cutout onto the head.

Glue the nose onto the mustache cutout.

Insert the head into the slit and secure it with some glue.

Glue the the mustache and nose onto the beard.

Glue the shoe cutouts along the bottom edge of the clothing cutout.

Glue the star cutout on the small blue square cutout.

Glue the stripe cutouts on the big rectangle cutout to make the paper flag.

Glue the small rectangle on the big rectangle and then glue the small strip along a edge to complete the flag part of the craft.

Glue the gnome head onto the gnome body to complete the Uncle Sam Gnome.

Add a popsicle stick to the back of the gnome if you’d like to have an Uncle Sam puppet.

Uncle Sam craft for 4th of July

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