DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Canada Day Party Hat
This project requires a trip to the craft store which is quite unusual for my website, but my daughters spearheaded making these with lots of younger children and they wanted to share it with all of you. How could I say no!?
This is a great craft to do with a group of kids at a Canada Day party.
In 2006 we did this craft with a group of kids age 1 to 35! The
youngest ones had as much fun playing with the foamie stickers on a plain
piece of paper as they did making the craft. At the end of it all,
you have a great looking hat that you can wear for the rest of your day!
- Foam visor (white or red)
We purchased ours at our local craft store. There were oodles of them in a variety of colors for summer crafting.
- Red (or white, opposite from the color of your visor) foam for
cutting out a maple leaf
- Package of stick on foamie shapes (pre cut) that you think might
interest your group of kids.
We used sport themed and hearts during our project and found them at the local craft store as well.
- Cut maple leafs from the piece of foam.
- We happened to have a maple
leaf shaped cookie cutter that we could use to make an impression on the
foam which we could cut around.
- There is also template that you can
print that has a variety of sizes of maple leafs which you can use as a
template. (See below.)
- You may want to complete this step ahead
of time if you are working with young children.
- We happened to have a maple leaf shaped cookie cutter that we could use to make an impression on the foam which we could cut around.
- Glue the maple leaf to the front center of the visor. You may want
to complete this step ahead of time if you are working with young children.
- Allow the children to decorate the rest f the space on the visor with the
stick on foamie shapes.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one
page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).