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Lincoln Penny Silhouette

Have the kids make this Lincoln Penny Silhouette as they learn about the accomplishments of our 16th President.  It will be fun for them to see all of the different dates that show up on their pennies. See who can find the oldest one. For a little more fun, see if the kids can find a penny that was minted in the year they were born.

Trivia: The first Lincoln penny was minted in 1909.


Craft knife (adult use)
Pennies (approximately 50)
Aleene's® Acid-Free Tacky Glue™
Cutting mat
Disposable foam brush
Black construction paper or cardstock
Black foam core board



1. Cut foam board down to an 8” x 10” size.

2. Using a pencil, draw an oval onto foam board.

3. Lay pennies face up inside oval until oval is filled. This will help to determine proper placement of pennies.

4. Pick up a penny, add glue to the back and press back in place. Repeat for each penny.

5. Trace Lincoln silhouette onto construction paper or cardstock and cut out. Lightly brush glue onto the back of silhouette and press onto center of pennies as shown. Let dry completely.

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