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History in the Making Crafts

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5 Pumpkin Carving Stencils for a Revolutionary Halloween

Download the full printable PDF version of the Museum's Halloween pumpkin carving stencils.
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Tent Craft
 

Make Your Own Mini General Washington Tent Craft

Create your own paper version of General George Washington's headquarters tent that served as his mobile headquarters during the Revolutionary War.
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Make Your Own Hessian Helmet Craft

Create your own Hessian headgear like those worn by the German soldiers who served alongside the British Army
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Make Your Own German "Scherenschnitte" or Paper Cutting Craft

Download instructions on how to create your own "scherenschnitte," a German word for “scissor cuts."
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Make Your Own Wampum Belt Craft

Download and print our wampum belt craft to learn wampum vocabulary while coloring in your own symbols and messages.
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Etch Your Own Powder Horn Craft

Find inspiration from powder horns in the Museum's collection and etch your own like those carried by Revolutionary War soldiers.
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Shine Your Light With Our Punched Tin Craft

Make your own punched tin at home using aluminum foil, cardboard, and a simple pattern with the Museum's instructions.
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Make Your Own Whirligig Craft

Download full printable instructions to make your own whirligig with supplies from around your home and take it for a spin.
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Create Your Own Cross-Stitch Sampler

Download the Museum's pattern to start stitching your own historically inspired cross-stitch sampler at home.
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Revolutionary Do-It-Yourself Mother's Day Card Craft

Celebrate the Revolutionary mother figure in your life this Mother's Day with a do-it-yourself Mother's Day card using a centuries-old paper cutting art form.
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Craft Your Own Commemorative Ribbon for Memorial Day

Create your own commemorative ribbon like those given to surviving veterans of battles like the Battle of Bunker Hill.
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Family-Friendly Activities

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Play Our "Join The Army" Card Game

What kind of Revolutionary War adventure will you choose? In this game inspired by the Museum's galleries, you'll face the decisions of a Continental soldier.
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Play Whist, a Revolutionary Card Game

Try your hand at Whist, one of the most popular card games of the 1700s, a four-player card game that people played in taverns and around campfires during the Revolutionary War.
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Play Our Fox and Geese Game

Challenge a friend to a game of Fox and Geese, a game similar to checkers and easy to play anywhere.
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