Everyone needs a hat so throw a party
July 08, 2009
According to some people, going throughout life without a festive hat is no way to live. So in an effort to avoid a boring existence, throw a hat-making party for your children and their friends.
First, gather some basic materials such as tape, glue, construction paper, cardboard, rulers and scissors (though be sure to provide the child-safe ones to avoid any accidents).
In terms of decoration, bring in old newspapers, magazines and essentially anything else a child can tape or glue to their homemade hat to give it more character. Another good option is to open up the family toolbox and look for extra screws or misplaced washers that will most likely never get used.
Use a big enough table to ensure each party guest has their own work space. Nothing can be more frustrating than constructing a hat and having to share your creative atmosphere with someone else.
Instruct everyone to be as creative as they like with their hats. Be prepared to give some basic instruction about how to create a hat. Cutting out a long piece of cardboard and stapling the ends together (so it makes a circle around the child's head) is a good way to start.