Making party hats is a great activity for children of all ages and a fun way to ring in the New Year. Having a variety of materials available will make it even more exciting and allow the children to make their own creative hats.
What you need:
- Hat template (this one is from Nickjr.com)
- Different colored construction paper
- Glue / tape
- Embellishments (different shapes cut from construction paper, glitter, paint, crayons, markers, stickers, pom poms, ribbon
- Hole punch
-Print the hat template from above, trace onto construction paper and cut out (older children can do this step themselves).
-Let the children decorate the hats however they choose. The ribbon that is coming out of the top of the hat was taped to the inside.
-When the children have finished decorating, fold the hat and glue it together.
-Punch holes on each side of the bottom of the bottom of the hat to attach the ribbon. You can put a knot in the ribbon to attach or tape the ribbon to the inside.
Wear and celebrate 2011!!
For some more great ideas on celebrating New Year's with preschoolers, check out Everything Preschool.