Wear a Hat Day is a great way to raise money for brain tumour research.
Perhaps your child’s school or your workplace have something planned, or you might be organising something at home with friends or family. Whatever the event, here are some easy hat craft ideas for kids.
Classic newspaper hat
This one takes us back! Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best and this classic has stood the test of time.
Newspaper Sellotape Your choice of decoration
Take a sheet of newspaper Fold it where the natural fold is in the centre Fold it in half again (top to bottom) and create a crisp line in the fold Unfold that fold Fold the top corners in to the fold line in the centre Fold the bottom up to the bottom on the triangle. Repeat for each side. Open up the bottom - and hey presto, Ahoy me hearties!
4-5 sheets of A4 paper Ruler Pencil Scissors Sellotape Decorations
Draw a line in the centre of one sheet of paper (vertically) Cut down the central line Join the two pieces of paper together with Sellotape to make one long strip. Wrap this around your child’s head to measure where you need to join it up. You may need another sheet of paper for more grown up children. Cut three long triangles out of 3 sheets of paper. You should be able to get 3 triangles per sheet. Decorate the top of the triangles with pom-poms or cut out circles of paper Stick the triangles on to the inside of the paper you just prepared. Sellotape the long piece of paper together at the point you measured for your child’s head.
You can go as wild as you like with the decorations… great opportunity to raid the crafts box!
A hat fit for a Queen/King
4 sheets of yellow paper/card Ruler Scissors Pencil Sellotape Glue Your choice of decorations
Cut the yellow card to 4 inches deep and join together to fit the dimensions of your child's head. This will form the base of the crown. Cut 7 strips of yellow paper/card, 2 inches deep. Stick one strip of paper so it forms a ‘bridge’ inside the base. Stick each of the 6 remaining strips of paper around the inside of the base and the top center of the ‘bridge’. Cut a cross shape out of the card and stick to the top of the ‘crown’. Decorate as elaborately as you like!
If that’s not enough ideas for you, how about having a go at making some festive Easter Bunny ears?