Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Paper Flower Garden Hat

Nothing says "spring" quite like paper flowers bursting forth from the top of your head. Don't they just make the weather feel warmer?


  • 5 different patterned papers
  • double stick tape
  • scissors

Cut out four of each of the following, using a different patterned paper for each:
  • 1"x 4" strips for stems
  • 1" circles for center of flower
  • 2" leaves
  • 3" flower blossoms
(We just eyeballed these measurements.)

Cut two 12" x 1" strips and tape them end to end. Measure around your child's head and tape the other ends at the appropriate size.

Assemble your flowers by taping circle centers to each blossom, the blossom to the stem, the leaves to the stem, and then taping the base of the stem to the inside of the band.

Put your garden on your head and go play in the warm sunshine.

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grammy said...

Very cute. It is so green there. Still so brown here.

Lisa Leonard said...

i'm ready for spring! those girls are so cute!! love the springy flowers. xxoo

Chica and Jo said...

Great minds think alike! Look at what my blog post is about today:http://www.chicaandjo.com/2009/03/17/decorating-easter-bonnets/
Leave a link to your post when you come visit.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Looks so cute - the type of project we're going to need for the upcoming spring break. Thanks

Valerie said...

I bet my daughter would love to make one of these! We finally had a taste of Spring here... so exciting!


Britt said...

Cute! My girls love hats...and I love easy crafts!!!

Stephanie said...

She looks beautiful in that crown. And what a wonderful backdrop. It reminds me of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Tara Rison said...

The Itty-Bitty Bookworm will soon be publishing a monthly e-magazine. It will be a compilation of the best preschool activities around the blogosphere. I would like to include one of your ideas (and pictures). It is this "Paper Flower Garden Hat" project. If you agree to allow us to publish this idea, we will also publish your name, bio, and bloglink.
Thanks for your consideration.