This 4th Of July Gnomes Papercraft is perfect for little kids to make this season! Use it as a puppet or as a bookmark as you celebrate this great day!
If you’ve known someone who just got a new home and was thinking about landscaping their garden, you’ll have seen them looking at garden gnomes at some point. It doesn’t matter which part of the world they’re in – garden gnomes are universally popular!
While they are believed to have appeared first in West Asia, it was probably the Germans who made them so popular. So much so that today, everyone can identify these little guys with pointy hats and long beards!
These days, you can find a gnome not just for the garden, but for all kinds of occasions and settings – including the 4th of July! No, we’re not kidding – here are some adorable 4th Of July gnomes that kids can make, and all you need is colored paper!
4th Of July Gnomes Papercraft for Kids
- Craft paper in different colors
- Craft sticks
- Sharpies or markers
How to make the 4th Of July Gnomes Papercraft:
1. Download and print the 4th Of July gnomes template. The template includes parts of the gnomes and their outfits – body, face, nose, beard, mustache, hat and shoes.
2. Trace the parts of the template on craft papers of the appropriate colors – which in this case have got to be red, white and blue!
3. Let’s start by assembling the hats of our 4th Of July gnomes. Stick the white stripes vertically on the hat. Attach the white stars to the blue band with glue.
4. Now stick the blue band on the hat, so it looks like the picture below. Cut a slit in the base of the hat.
5. Now we need a head to put that hat on, don’t we? Of course, we do! So go ahead and attach the mustache to the nose, by applying glue to the back. Once that’s done, stick the beard to the bottom of the face.
6. Insert the head inside the hat – now you realize why we didn’t bother with hair for our 4th Of July gnomes!
7. Stick the nose on the top edge of the beard and your gnome’s facial hair is done!
8. Moving on to the gnome’s outfit, stick the shoes to the bottom of the body piece. Assemble the flag by attaching it to a strip of paper.
9. Time to put everything together! Stick the body behind the beard – most of it will be hidden by the beard. Stick the flag in front so it looks like the gnome is holding it. Take out your black marker and draw some eyes.
10. Okay, so that’s one of our 4th Of July gnomes done, time to make more of them! You can follow the same steps as above, making a few changes in the outfit. For instance, here we’ve got a blue hat with stars on it, and we’ve replaced the flag with a firecracker wand. Attach craft sticks to the gnomes and that’s it!
How cute are these 4th Of July gnomes? We love the fact that you can customize the gnomes’ outfits, and you could also experiment with skin color and the props they’re holding – may be one of the gnomes could hold a bald eagle on his hand or head! Use it as a bookmark or a puppet, or simply put it inside your pen stand as desk decor!
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