|Yep, that's me in my silly hat--I wore it all day! I even saw a bunch of people |
I went to high school with while wearing it! :-)
I decided to have the children create silly hats instead (or headbands if you want to be super-technical about it!). These are made from 1" and 2" strips of construction paper (12" long) and staples. That's it.
I toyed with the idea of bringing pom poms, pipe cleaners, feathers, hole punches, and peel and stick foam shapes, stickers, glue sticks, and tape. But I didn't. And it was great!
|Some old friends stopped by to create and say "Hello!"|
And then I crossed my fingers. Was it too simple? Would anyone want to make a silly hat? I did have a couple children look frightened at me when I asked them if they wanted to make one (kind of a deer in the headlights look!). Gradually, however, children (and some grown-ups) began to create and design.
I really suggest this easy, wonderful project if you have a little time and some paper strips (and a whole bunch of staplers!).
|And thank you to the grown-ups who were such good sports!|
|This hat seriously went beyond anything I could have dreamed!|
Some other projects that are like this, appear on these fabulous blogs, so check 'em out!
Seussical Landscapes from Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists:
Cut Paper-Collage Hats from Art For Small Hands