President’s Day Necklace or Lanyard Craft

President’s Day celebrates the birthdays of both Washington and Lincoln. This President’s Day Necklace honors both presidents with their own coin attached. Boys and Girls both will have fun making and wearing this necklace as they take a closer look at what is on the coins they handle every day. The boys might want to make their cords longer so the craft appears as a lanyard.


In 1909, Abraham Lincoln replaced Liberty on the penny. Presidents then appeared on other denominations: the quarter in 1932; the nickel in 1938; the dime in 1946; the half dollar in 1964; and finally, the dollar in 1971. Liberty last appeared on a circulating coin in 1947 in the final year of the Walking Liberty half dollar. Source: United States Mint – History of U.S. Circulating Coins.

  • Printer
  • Heavy Card Stock
  • Quarter
  • Penny
  • Hot Glue
  • Cord
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  1. Print out the printable on heavy card stock and cut out carefully.
  2. Punch a hole at the top of the star for the cord.
  3. Insert the cord and tie to form a necklace.
  4. Glue penny and quarter as shown. Make sure your quarter is one with Washington’s image on it. Make sure to glue the penny and quarter so it shows the image of their respective president.
Patterns, Templates and Printables

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