Last year, we had fun making a “Cat in the Hat” hat in my Kindergarten class.
I found the idea on Pinterest, but I made my hat bigger than the tutorial I found.
Here are the supplies you need to make the “Cat in the Hat” hat:
- 1 Sheet White Construction Paper, 12″ x 18″
- 1 Sheet Red Construction Paper, 12″ x 18″ *
- 2 Paper Plates, middles cut out (regular sized plates, not small ones)
How to make the “Cat in the Hat” hat:
- Draw a 2″ line across the bottom of the white construction paper (the long edge). Cut from the bottom of the paper up to the line every 2″ apart, creating tabs.
- Fold up all of the 2″ tabs at the drawn line.
- Cut 3 – 2″ x 18″ strips from the red construction paper.
- Cut the center out of both of the paper plates, leaving about a 2″ brim.
- Turn the white paper over and glue the cut red strips on to the white paper. About 1 3/4″ up from the tabs, glue the first red strip. Then skip about 1 3/4″ of white paper and glue another red strip. Then skip another 1 3/4″ of white paper and glue the last red strip to the very top 1/2″ – 1″ that is left of the white paper.
- Place glue on one of the short edges. Roll the completed construction paper into a cylinder, right side facing out, and glue together. I then stapled the top and bottom as far as my stapler would reach as the hat didn’t want to stay together without the help of the staples.
- Put glue around the edge of one plate (see pictures). Place tabs of the hat on the glue.
- Put glue around the edge of the other plate. Put the plate over the top of the hat, glue side down. Move the plate down until it is on top of the tabs, sandwiching the tabs between the two plates creating a completed rim.
- You may want to put a few staples around the rim to make sure everything holds together.
The “Cat in the Hat” hat is now ready to wear!
Let the kids wear the hats as you read them fun Dr. Seuss books and they eat fun snacks.
I also made these fun food items for our class to eat on our Dr. Seuss’s birthday celebration: