Crafting With Kids: National Hat Day

January 15, 2016

Brrrr, it's cold outside!  We know making a hat out of paper will not warm you up, but you'll certainly look festive for National Hat Day!

Well, today we're going to pretend we're dinosaurs and make a dinosaur hat out of an egg carton and paper.

You will need:

  • Paint/paint brush OR markers

  • one egg carton

  • scissors

  • paper

  • stapler

Here are some instructions:

  1. The first step is cut off lid from the egg carton, then cut off either side of the center cones. You will need the extra egg carton if you want a larger Dinosaur headband. To join the two egg cartons, put some glue at the end of the first egg carton and then attach the second carton by placing over the glued end. Allow to dry before you paint the egg carton.

  2. Now paint or color the cones whatever colors you like.

  3. Now for the paper:  draw two 12 inch strips on it.  We used the ruler’s width.  Cut out the strips.

  4. Staple the two strips together, to make one long strip. Now measure the circumference of your child’s head with the long strip you have just made, and staple the ends together to make the head band.

Congratulations, you are now officially a dinosaur!  Rawr!



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