Patriotic Top Hat

Patriotic Top Hat craft

Here's a chance for children to tip their top hats to their country's leaders and their own creativity while showing their patriotic colors.

  • 1.

    Spread newspaper over your work area. Pour equal amounts of red and blue Crayola® Washable Kid's Paint into recycled foam produce trays.

  • 2.

    Dip a star-shaped cookie cutter (or other symbol of your country) into red paint. Print stars on one side of a large piece of white construction paper. Wipe off cookie cutter with paper towels. Print more stars with blue paint. Dry.

  • 3.

    With Crayola Scissors, round off the corners of colored construction paper to form a circle for the brim of the hat.

  • 4.

    Roll the star paper into a cylinder. With a Crayola Glue Stick, attach the short ends together to create a top hat.

  • 5.

    Cut 4 evenly spaced slits as long as your finger into the end of the rolled paper. Bend up flaps. Glue flaps to the brim to form your hat.

  • 6.

    Decorate the stars and brim with Crayola Glitter Glue. Dry.

  • 7.

    Punch two holes in the brim. Thread yarn through the holes attach ends with clear adhesive tape.