President’s Day Popsicle Stick Log Cabin

Mini craft sticks are just the right size to make a cute little popsicle stick log cabins. MATERIALS • Mini Craft Sticks, 14 per house • Utility scissors • Craft glue DIRECTIONS 1. These little popsicle sticks I found at JoAnn Fabric’s, and are about 2 1/2″ long. I started by lining up six sticks, and cut the ends off of two more so they could be glued to the back without showing as … Read More

President’s Day Painting Project

So it turns out that a coffee filter, Sharpie and watercolor paint can make a pretty great President’s Day painting project. You can even try some shading by adding an extra layer of brown to Abe so that he stands out from the background. Make a traditional penny, or go crazy and make a pop art, tie dye version. Either way, you have a fun way to mix art with a little history. • … Read More

George Washington Quarter

As a followup to the Lincoln Penny Project, here is a template for making a George Washington Quarter. Just download the template below, trace onto a flattened coffee filter, and paint with gray watercolor paint. Try making a little darker gray paint and adding it to shadowy areas. Happy President’s Day! • View and download Quarter PDF Template MATERIALS • White coffee filters, commercial size • Steam iron • Quarter Template, print on letter … Read More

President’s Day Penny

So it turns out that a coffee filter, Sharpie and watercolor paint can make a pretty realistic looking President’s Day Penny. You can even try some shading by adding an extra layer of brown to Abe so that he stands out from the background. Make a traditional penny, or go crazy and make a pop art, tie dye version. Either way, you have a fun way to mix art with a little history. • … Read More

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