Students create a wearable Lincoln mask in this quick and fun craft project.

What You Need:

  • 12- by 9-inch black construction paper, one sheet per student
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencils
  • Hat template (PDF), one per student group
  • Paper plates, one per student
  • Large craft sticks, one per student

What You Do:

  1. Before class, use the Hat Template (PDF) to print and cut out enough traceable hat shapes for the students to share in small groups.
  2. Have your students each trace a hat template onto a piece of black construction paper and cut it out. Keep the leftover construction paper.
  3. Students then use the rest of the black paper to cut many thin strips of black construction paper.
  4. Everyone should crumple all the small black strips of paper.
  5. Have each student cut out the center of his or her paper plate and discard the center, keeping the rim.
  6. Help your students glue the crumpled strips of black paper to the bottom half of the paper plate rims to make "beards."
  7. Have the students glue their black hats to the top of each paper plate rim.
  8. Help your students glue a craft stick to the bottom of the paper plate rim to make a handle for the mask.