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So, this is totally a recycled craft from my son's teacher. But it was so cute,  I couldn't not share it! It's obviously Dr. Seuss reading week & I could name 6 of our favorite books off the top of my head. But I'm sure you can to! So I thought I would just show you how to make this adorable hat with your little people while you share his classics. 

Each hat will need 

1 strip of poster board cut lengthwise. About 3 inches wide. 

1 piece of red construction paper also cut length wise. About 5 inches wide. 

7 strips of blue construction paper 1 inch wide.

A stapler or glue stick

Kid scissors

1 circle cut out of white construction paper. About 4 inches wide. 

1 black marker or crayon

1. Measure your child's head with the strip of poster board. Staple or glue it together where the 2 ends meet.

2. Staple or glue the blue strips onto the outside of the poster board strip. This will make the hat harder to break while they wear it! 

3. Glue the red paper onto the outside of the poster board on top of the blue strips. Some of the poster board might stick out, just make that the back of the hat. 

4. Roll each the blue strips around your finger. Remove your finger or the pencil & hold the roll in place for about 30 seconds & let it pop!

5. Help your little one draw which number you want on the white circle. I thought it would even be fun if they had the number on their hat in which they fall in the family line! (The oldest child is "thing one", the fifth child could be "thing 5", etc.)

6. Glue that circle on, let it dry, curl up with your babes, & read "Cat in the Hat"! Maybe even enjoy some green eggs & ham as well? 


(How about this little ham??)

I really hope you have fun with this sweet craft! Remember that reading to your kiddos is one of the best things you can do with them! 


"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

Dr. Seuss
"Oh the Places You'll Go"




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