Pilgrim Hat Craft and Gratitude Banner
This week T has been a little under the weather, so we took it as an opportunity to do more sedentary, quiet activities. This week we made two projects: a pilgrim hat and a gratitude banner. These are two easy and fun projects. T is starting to use scissors in school so he was able to help with some of the cutting for these projects.
What you need:
Scotch tape (for impatient toddlers)
What to do:
1. Cut two strips of the black construction paper long ways. This will later form the band that goes around your child’s head.
3. Next cut out a large trapezoid from a new piece of black construction paper for the body of the hat.
5. Next cut a small square out of the yellow paper for the buckle. Fold it over without creasing it and cut two slits across the bend.
8. Next glue the brim under the bottom of the hat body.
9. Tape together one end of the two strips of black paper. Then measure the band around you child’s head and tape it to size.
He wore this all evening and then has continued to put it on daily. A lot of these shapes don’t have to be perfect so he was also able to help with the cutting. We even made one for baby Hailey even though she was sleeping…
What you need:
Twine, string, or ribbon
Clothespins, paper clips, tape
1. First you need to cut out the leaf stencils. If you fill out the form below, I will send you the stencil I used!
2. One option is to print out the leaves several times, cut them out, and then use these on your banner. The other option is to trace the leaves onto construction paper or varying colors and use construction paper for your leaves. If you use the stencil, I recommend printing it out on thicker paper.
Fill out the form below and I can send you the leaf stencil for your banner. We had a ton of fun making these projects and we hope you try them out.
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Happy Veterans Day!
Emily Bendler is a mom, wife, full-time insurance adjuster, professional dancer, dance teacher, graduate student, and founder of I Hope You Dance, Inc., a non-profit supporting youth dance. Read how Emily used her dance ambitions to become a time management maven. Feel free to send Emily a message using the email me tab above.