How to Make a 4th of July Hat

Make your own Fourth of July Hat everyone will envy with only a few simple items.


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Hooray for the red, white, and blue! We've got everything you need to pull off the perfect Independence Day bash..

You Will Need

  • A pen
  • A paper plate
  • White foam board
  • A craft knife
  • An empty oatmeal cylinder
  • Craft glue
  • Red construction paper
  • A measuring tape
  • Blue construction paper
  • Tape


  1. Step 1

    Trace a circle

    Trace the outline of a plate on white foam board and cut it out with the craft knife to make the brim.

  2. Step 2

    Make the brim

    Place the oatmeal container in the center of your foam board brim and trace around it.

  3. Step 3

    Put brim on

    Slip the brim over the oatmeal container so the brim rests on the ridge of the container.

  4. If your oatmeal container doesn't have a ridge, tape the brim in place.

  5. Step 4

    Glue on

    Glue red construction paper around the oatmeal container.

  6. Step 5

    Glue on band

    Measure the circumference of the container and cut a 3-inch wide blue band from construction paper. Glue the band to the oatmeal container above the brim.

  7. Step 6


    Measure the length from the top of the hat to the hatband and cut eight 1-inch wide strips of white construction paper to glue onto the hat at evenly spaced intervals.

  8. Step 7

    Glue on stars

    Draw and cut six stars from white construction paper and glue them over the hatband.

  9. Step 8

    Make a top

    Trace the top of the hat on another piece of foam board, cut out the circle, and tape it onto the top of your new, patriotic, Independence Day hat.

  10. The Fourth of July was not declared a legal holiday until 1941, 165 years after the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence.