Abe Lincoln Cans, Crafts for kids

Be a Wikki Stix Sculptor – “Sculpt” Abraham Lincoln’s Head onto a Can

Materials Needed:

  • Empty soup can (or other can, rinsed clean and label removed)
  • Construction Paper… black for Abe’s hat
  • Spray paint (or other paint)… flesh color
  • Stapler or Tape
  • Wikki Stix (Wikki Stix stick without glue or paste. Just press down with fingertip pressure. To make changes, simply peel up and reposition. No GLUE! No PASTE!)
  • Example image of Abe Lincoln, provided, for reference


Step 1: Spray can flesh color, with closed end up. You will need the solid end to attach hat. Allow can to dry thoroughly.

Step 2: Press Wikki Stix onto can and make into “squiggle” to create beard as it appears in photo. Add more Wikkies for sideburns.

Step 3: Use additional Wikki Stix to make eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth. Refer to example.

Step 4: Cut construction paper into circle with a diameter approximately 1 1/2 times the size of the top of the can. Cut another section of construction paper to form top part of hat. This should be approximately 2/3 the height of the can, and the same diameter as the can. Staple or tape to create cylinder shape. Outline this portion on the flat section, with a Wikki…. pressing it down. This will hold the top part in place.

Step 5: Press single Wikki around edge of top of can, to form foundation for hat.

Step 6: Press round flat section onto the Wikki which is on edge of can. Place top cylinder into place.

George Washington Paper Plate Crafts

Be a Wikki Stix Sketch Artist – “Sketch” George Washington’s face onto a Paper Plate

Materials Needed:

  • Paper Plate
  • Construction Paper… blue for George’s coat
  • Spray paint (or other paint)… flesh color
  • Wikki Stix (Wikki Stix stick without glue or paste. Just press down with fingertip pressure. To make changes, simply peel up and reposition. No GLUE! No PASTE!)
  • Example image of George Washington, provided, for reference

Step 1: Paint paper plate a flesh color and let dry.

Step 2: Cut construction paper into the shape of George’s hat as it appears in the example image.

Step 3: Twist strands of Wikki Stix together to make an ornament and braided rope and decorate his hat.

Step 4: Use a strand of Wikki Stix between the hat and the paper plate to secure it in place.

Step 5: Make “squiggles” with Wikki Stix to create hair and press onto paper plate.

Step 6: Use additional Wikki Stix to make the eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth and shape of face.

Step 7: Cut construction paper into the shape of George’s coat collars. Refer to example.

Step 8: Twist strands of Wikki Stix together to make a braided rope and decorate his collars.

Step 9: Use a strand of Wikki Stix between the coat collars and the paper plate to secure them in place.