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Next up: Sunflower Hats!
We made these for our Spring Showcase. We have been practicing the songs "Parts of a Plant" (sung to the Wheels on the Bus tune) and "Recycling" (sung to 10 in the Bed). Yesterday I got paranoid that my kids would freak out in front of everyone and not sing. This inspired a last minute craft! And when I say "last minute" I MEAN IT! I was creating tracing patterns as they were starting on folding the stems! Then I planned how to do the petals while they were tracing and cutting the leaves! I'm so glad they turned out so well! My theory is they will at least look cute if they don't sing when we do this in 2 hours :)
Here is a step-by-step guide to making them:
1) Fold an 18x12 construction paper multiple times until it is really thick (makes it stiff, not floppy) I folded the 12in side down 3 inches then kept folding it over on top of itself.
2) Use a sentence strip to make a headband and staple it in a circle after measuring the kid's head. Then staple the stem to the band.
3) Use a tracing pattern to make 3 leaves, cut them out and glue them on. I made my super quick by hand out of an old file folder.
4) Trace a circle. I had the kids use the lid of my letter magnet jar because I didn't have time to make/find a stencil. Haha
5) Use the same tracing pattern for the leaves to make the flower petals. I used 9 because that is how many fit around the circle I was using. This number may vary.
6) Glue them around the circle that you cut out.
7) Glue the head of the flower on to the stem.
8) When it's dry crinkle up some pipe cleaners and hot glue them to inside of the hat (off to the side a little so they aren't in the kids' eyes!)
9) Tah Dah!! You're done!
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