Classroom Freebies

Torn Paper President's Day Art Projects

Hi, this is Brandi from The Research Based Classroom. When I started filling in my plan book for February I realized it's not only a short month, but it's also a packed month with President's Day and Valentine's Day. If you are in need of an art project for President's Day, give these torn paper projects a try. They come out so cute, but remember you'll have lots of mistakes. I usually cut 2-3 times as many as needed to account for all those mistakes when doing torn paper projects.

Abraham Lincoln

Each child will need:

  • 1 - 9 x 12 blue for background
  • 1 - 4 x 9 black for the jacket
  • 1 - 3 x 4 white for the shirt
  • 1 - 5 x 5 manilla for the head
  • 1 - 5 x 6 black for the hat
  • 1 - 2 x 9 black for the hat brim
  • 1 - 6 x 9 black for the beard, eyebrows, and bow tie
  • 2 - 3 x 3 brown for the eyes
  • 1 - 2 x 3 red for the mouth

 George Washington



Each child will need:
  • 1 - 9 x 12 red for background
  • 1 - 4 x 9 black for the jacket
  • 1 - 3 x 4 white for the shirt
  • 1 - 1 x 6 white for the collar of the shirt
  • 1 - 5 x 5 manilla for the head
  • 2 - 3 x 3 blue for the eyes
  • 1 - 2 x 3 red for the mouth
  • 2 - 2 x 2 white for the eyebrows
  • 3 - 4 x 5 white for the hair
  • 1 - 1 x 3 black for the hair ribbon
  • 1 - 2 x 3 white for the hair
I can't find my picture anywhere, but one year the entire grade level made both of these projects and we hung them up like an American flag. It was so cute...darn my lack of organizational skills with photos!


Happy President's Day!