Save your empty egg cartons and teach your children the importance of recycling with this fun Uncle Sam craft activity.
Cut 4 cups from your carton — these will be used for your head and torso. Paint two of the cups blue and glue the open ends together. Next, paint the other two cups with a flesh-colored paint, and glue the open ends together as well.
Glue the flesh-colored cups horizontally on top of the blue cups to create a torso with a head on it (see picture.) Paint or glue eyes and a nose onto the head, and add white yarn for whiskers and hair.
Cut arms, hands, and feet out of construction paper, and attach them to the body.
Finally, make a red and white striped hat out of construction paper. Cut two circles from white construction paper, making one smaller than the other. Glue the larger circle to the top of Uncle Sam's head. Roll a piece of white paper and tape it closed to create the main part of the hat. Add red stripes using a crayon or marker, and glue it on top of the base. Add the smaller circle on top to close the hole and trim it to be the same diameter as the hole to complete your hat.