Kid's Activity: Stovepipe Hat!

by Melissa Jaramillo and Julie Snyder

Abraham Lincoln is often referred to as one of the great presidents of the United States. He was born in a log cabin in Kentucky, was primarily home schooled and later self educated! He grew up and became an attorney with an excellent reputation for telling the truth -- hence his nickname of "Honest Abe."

Abe Lincoln eventually became the 16th President of the U.S.A. During his presidency, the War Between the States (Civil War) occurred. This war had many outcomes and truly changed the course of the nation. One of its most important results was that it ended slavery in the United States.

One of Honest Abe's trademarks was his black stovepipe hat! It was so named because that is exactly what it looked like -- the top of a stove pipe often seen poking out of rooftops! Below you can make your own! Do your best to strive to tell the truth just like Lincoln did and you too will win the respect and trust of those around you!

Materials Needed:

  • 2 pound Coffee Can
  • Black construction paper
  • Clear tape
  • Glue
  • Sturdy cardboard circle (heavy duty paper plate will work)
  • Black paint, crayons, or marker

Wrap coffee can completely with black construction paper; use tape to hold it in place. Next, paint or color cardboard circle. Mount can to center of circle and you have your very own stovepipe hat, just like Abraham Lincoln!

Julie Snyder is a mom of six, interested in kids, pregnancy, birth, people and lives in the outlying Seattle area. Melissa Jaramillo is mom to many. She's passionate about building, encouraging, and strengthening families on this adventure known as parenthood!

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