This project originated from Myrrh's teacher. A really cute chef hat. They played a math game at school called, Order Up. It sounded fun. Her favorite part was the hat of course. The band was made of only 1 piece of paper, probably poster board. We only had regular 8 1/2 X 11 card stock paper. Have you ever wondered why that is the standard size? I didn't want to have that much stapled paper around their heads. Plus, there would be to many seams.
Since I didn't have a strip of paper long enough to go around the circumference of the girls' heads we had to improvise. Hey suggested we use ribbon. It was actually an interesting idea, but I don't have ribbon that wide or did I? I remember we had some Christmas ribbon that we used for making bows on presents. I figured it wouldn't hurt to try it. The girls thought it was awesome since it sparkled.
You use gift wrap tissue paper for the top puffy part of the hat. We had white, but the girls decided they wanted colored paper.
|Supplies along with the sample to follow.|
We started by measuring out the length of ribbon needed for the band of the hat.
|Head band of hat.|
|Attach tissue paper to inside of head band|
|Hey in her beret artist hat.|
|Chef/Baker hat flattened makes a cool artist beret.|
|With the hat, it is a complete chef/baker costume.|
The girls really enjoyed making something they could wear. You could see the pride in their eyes. It would be nice if they would decide what they are actually going to wear for costumes. They seem to change their minds on a daily basis.