Nicole™ Crafts Uncle Sam Bucket

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by Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Uncle Sam Bucket

Sam's the man! Make this cute patriotic shelf sitter for your home.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Paint the 2 inch Styrofoam®ball with flesh tone acrylic paint. Cut two 1 inch Styrofoam®balls in half. Paint 2 halves with black acrylic paint and the other 2 halves flesh toned. Let dry.
  • 2
    Trace patterns onto foam sheets and cut out shapes. Fold the blue foam strip for the legs in half lengthwise and cut the strip in two.
  • 3
    Using hot glue, glue the blue foam arm strip across the top of the bucket to the lid. Then glue a 2 inch blue foam circle over the arms on top of the lid. Glue the painted 2 inch Styrofoam®ball on top of the foam circle for head. Glue a flesh tone Styrofoam®half to the end of each arm.
  • 4
    To create the hat, first glue the red foam strips to the white foam piece, spacing equally. Let dry. Roll the white foam piece into a tube shape and glue edges together. Glue the 1-1/2 inch red foam circle to the white tube to create the top of the hat. Then glue other end of the white tub to the other 2 inch blue circle. Finally, glue the blue foam hat stripe to the bottom of the hat above the rim. Add white stars to complete. Glue the finished hat to Sam's head.
  • 5
    Cut a mouth from the red foam. Glue mouth, a pom-pom for the nose and wiggle eyes to Styrofoam head.
  • 6
    Pull a white pom-pom apart and glue to the sides and back of the head for hair.
  • 7
    Glue legs to the bottom of the bucket. Glue a black Styrofoam®half to the end of each leg for feet.
  • 8
    Glue the blue foam strip to the bottom edge of the bucket. Add red stars to complete.
  • 9
    Create firecracker accessories with foam for added embellishments as shown.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic Foam Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch White 104258585
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic Foam Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Red 104258592
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic Foam Sheet 9 inch x 12 inc Royal Blue 104258598 
  • Creative Hands®Glitter Stars Mutli-Color 45 pcs. 104466129
  • Nicole™ Crafts Plastic Paint Bucket 3 inch 104076602
  • Nicole™ Crafts Stickers Embellished Patriotic 104261893
  • FloraCraft®Styrofoam®Ball 1 inch 16 pcs. 104183629
  • FloraCraft®Styrofoam®Ball 2 inch 4pk 104183633
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder®All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Eyes 7MM 144 pcs. 104234514
  • Nicole™ Crafts Acrylic Pom-Poms 5mm Multi-Color 200 pcs. 104426508
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 1 inch White 45 pcs. 104276855
  • Loew-Cornell®Taklon Brush #10 Shader 104548614
  • DecoArt®Americana®Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Flesh Tone 104106684
  • DecoArt®Americana®Acrylic Paint 2 oz. True Red 104106594
  • DecoArt®Americana®Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Ebony Black 104106681
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