A craft spoon
A cotton ball
A top hat - you can make it from red, white, and blue paper pieces OR cut out a hat from white paper and have the kids color their own
Magnet or pin for attaching to clothing
First you make your hat. We did paper pieces. Our red was 2 x 1 1/2 in. Our blue was 3/4 x 2 in. Our white stripes were 2 x 1/4 in. We then glued them together to make a hat. Attach the hat to the handle of the wooden spoon.
Then glue on the eyes and with a black pen, draw on a nose. Take some cotton off your cotton ball to make a beard. Glue on the beard.
When dry, attach you magnet to the back of the pin. You can use a pin if you wish. We did two magnets since they do not damage clothing or children. And after the holiday Uncle Sam can go on the fridge.