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How to Make a 4th of July Hat

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


  • 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.
  • Step 2: Make the brim Place the oatmeal container in the center of your foam board brim and trace around it.
  • Step 3: Put brim on Slip the brim over the oatmeal container so the brim rests on the ridge of the container.
  • TIP: If your oatmeal container doesn't have a ridge, tape the brim in place.
  • Step 4: Glue on Glue red construction paper around the oatmeal container.
  • 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.
  • Step 6: Measure 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.
  • Step 7: Glue on stars Draw and cut six stars from white construction paper and glue them over the hatband.
  • 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.
  • FACT: The Fourth of July was not declared a legal holiday until 1941, 165 years after the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

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

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