Ring in the New Year with an ’80s throwback craft. Kids can create these “bizarre bonnets” with a few simple supplies!
Things You’ll Need:
Paper plates (with ridged edges)
Metallic paint (we suggest gold and silver!)
Glitter scrapbook paper
Sparkly pipe cleaners
What to Do:
1 | Paint both sides of a paper plate with metallic paint.
2 | Once the paint has dried, turn the plate so the bottom is facing up. Trace 3 intersecting lines across the plate, dividing it into 6 equal wedges. Make sure these lines stay on the smooth part of the plate, avoiding the ridged edges.
3 | Cut along each of the lines to make 6 triangles. Fold the triangles up, forming a crown shape in the center of your hat.
4 | Cut out numbers “2017” from glittery scrapbook paper, and glue all four numbers to one sparkly pipe cleaner.
5 | Glue each end of the “2017” pipe cleaner to the ridged edges of the plate. Kids will love how the pipe cleaner arches across the top of the hat!
6 | Wrap additional sparkly pipe cleaners around pencils to create fun spirals. Encourage students to glue the spiraled pipe cleaners around the edges of their hats for extra flair!
Photos: Adam Chinitz; Crafter: Morgan Levine; Craft Research: Pari Deshpande Cohen