Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cat in the Hat Wearable Hat Craft

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, I have come up with some crafts to do with Mia. First up, that famous hat worn by a certain cat. There are probably lots of ways you can make the hat, but this is what I came up with.

"Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to have fun but you have to know how."  From The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  • paper plate
  • scissors
  • 2 pieces of red paper
  • 1 piece of white paper
  • glue stick
  • clear tape
  • paper trimmer (optional)
  1. Use scissors to cut out the center of a paper plate. The ring will be the base for the hat. Save the inner circle for the top of the hat.
  2. Using a paper trimmer (or scissors) cut white paper into strips about 2 inches wide. We needed four strips to make the two white stripes.
  3. Lay two pieces of red paper end to end, slightly overlapping and secure with clear tape.
  4. Using a glue stick, adhere white paper strips to red paper to make the stripes. They are approximately evenly placed and you end up with three red strips and two white stripes. Allow glue to dry.
  5. Roll paper into a tube shape, checking to make sure it is the correct size by fitting it into the paper plate ring. Once you have the size you want, tape the paper roll together.
  6. Adhere striped paper roll onto the paper plate base using tape. Hold paper plate as you would if eating off of it and adhere 4-5 pieces of tape (approximately 1 inch long) to the top so that half of the tape is hanging over the inside edge. Holding paper roll underneath, fold each piece of tape down and secure to the inside of the paper.
  7. Attach leftover circle of paper plate to the top of the hat using tape. The easiest way to do this is to use about 4 pieces of tape approximately 1 inch long. First apply half of the tape strip to the inside of the hat, and then affix the rest of the tape to the piece of paper plate. Trim off excess paper plate if needed.
  8. Wear your hat!

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