Princess Hat
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Princess Hat

Age Range: 3-5
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Craft Smart® All Purpose Glue
  • Acrylic Jewels
  • Ribbon of Choice
  • Hole Punch
  • Recollections™ Brads
  • Glitter Glue - Gold
  • Craft Feather Boa
  • Foam Princess Hat
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Assorted Beads of Choice
  • Cardstock
 
 

Developmental Skills

 
  • Fine Motor
 

Project Instructions

  1. Use the stapler to attach the pink feather boa around the bottom edge of the princess hat. Trim the excess once you have gone around the entire edge.
  2. Use the hole punch to make a hole at the top point of the hat about half an inch down. Cut ribbon the same length as the tulle that comes with the princess hat. Tie on desired number of ribbons through the hole at the top of the hat. Tie 3-4 beads at the end of each ribbon and knot a few times to keep the beads from falling off.
  3. Cut out flower shapes from the assorted cardstock paper. Mix up the colors of the petals and stack 3-5 together to form a flower shape. Push a brad through the petals and the foam hat at desired area and fasten to inside of hat. Repeat as desired.
  4. Glue the acrylic jewels around the sides of the hat until desired look is achieved. Let dry. Then use Glitter Glue to add designs and let dry.

Craft Notes

Adult supervision is required at all times.

Background

Life in the Middle Ages was difficult and dangerous. The majority of people were poor, uneducated farmers who stayed in one place their entire lives. In exchange for working on the land, the farmers and peasants were protected by their lords and his knights. Everyone attended church. The knights and lords and priests were the only people who could read and write. So it is from their written records that we know what life was like back then. Tell the students that they are going to take on the role of an educated person living in the Middle Ages and write a diary for future generations to read and study. Are they going to be a knight? Or a Lady living in a castle? Or perhaps a priest? Have them create a name for themselves. Brainstorm with them about the kinds of things they will be writing about in their diaries. End the lesson by having the students craft an article of clothing that someone from the Middle Ages would wear, such as a princess hat.