Let’s learn how to make Christmas hats. Yay! You will see examples of three, and each of those have printable templates available. But you can make your hat any design that you want. The only limit is your imagination. These Christmas hats ideas start with some basic shapes, like a tree, a gingerbread guy and a snowman, but these are only a place to start. I cannot wait to see what you make!
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper plate (9-inch coated)
- Paint (color of your choice)
- Medium pompom
- Craft items from your bag for decorating (eg-washi tape, mini pompoms, markers, tissue paper squares)
These Christmas crafts for kids use basic craft supplies that are on the master list of supplies that is used for every single creative project on this site. Once you fill up your bag using the list, you are ready to craft and craft and craft. You will be able to make hundreds of crafts without popping out to the store because you are missing a key “ingredient”. And you will be making memories with your family without all of the fuss.
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Step 1: Cut the Christmas Design
- Draw or trace (from one of the printable templates) a Christmas design a paper plate.
- Fold the plate slightly and cut a small slit in the section that you will be cutting out.
- Finally cut out your Christmas design to make your hat.
*For little ones, precut the hat since this is a little advanced. But even toddlers can participate in the painting and decorating of these Christmas hats.
**Tip: You can adjust the size of the brim to fit your head. It is best to start out a little bigger so that you can remove more of the plate to make the hat fit. If the hat is too big, just fold over a section in the back and tape or staple it in place.
Step 2: Paint the Rim
- For the next step in making your DIY Christmas hats, lay out some newspaper on your work surface to keep things tidy
- Squeeze out a little bit of paint (color of your choice) onto the newspaper
- Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
- Now paint the brim of your hat, the outside of the design with the plate turned upside down
- Give the paint a few minutes to dry. While you wait, get the items together to decorate your hat and begin to prepare the pieces.
Step 3: Decorate Your Christmas Hat
- Now it is time to decorate your Christmas hat.
- Somethings that you can use are more paints, markers, washi tape (that is what is covering the gingerbread cookie person pictured), scraps of construction paper, crayons, fluffy cotton snow, tissue paper squares (like on the Christmas tree hat pictured)…or whatever you have in your craft bag…you can make your homemade Christmas hats as simple or elaborate as you would like.
- It’s important that when you are deciding how to make your Christmas hats that you make them totally your own. The ideas here are only suggestions, a starting point. Your hat should be totally your own. For example, one of my young friends decided to make a hat that looked like her little elf waiting in her quarantine bubble. It was so cute! This is the time to use your imagination.
Wouldn’t these be great Christmas party hats to make, whether that event is live or virtual? Or you can make them as a fun Christmas activity with the family. Get the cousins together or some friends (like I said, live or virtual works). Make some DIY Christmas hats and then share your creations with each other. Christmas memories made!