2/22/2011

Kid's Craft- Easy Mardi Gras Hats

Mardi Gras, or also known as "Fat Tuesday", is a Catholic Holiday that kicks off the Lent season. This easy to make craft is perfect for kids all ages.



Classified: Easy

What you need:
  • Fun Foam (large sheets): purple, green and yellow (the traditional Mardi gras colors)
  • Glue
  • Gold, green and purple glitter
  • 3 Jingle Bells
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Beads
  • Stapler
  • Optional: paintbrush for the younger children to paint their glue on. You can also use construction paper instead of foam sheets.

What to do:
Preparation: Use a pencil and scissors to trace and cut three 7" triangles out of fun foam (1 purple, 1 yellow and 1 green) and one 2" strip out of one of the three colors.


  1. Have your children draw a design with glue onto each of the triangles. Remember "It's the process not the product" that is valuable here. However, encourage some type of pattern if your child is older.
  2. Help your child (if younger) apply the glitter over the glue. If your child is older, allow him to sprinkle it himself.
  3. Glue a jingle bell to top of each triangle.
  4. Glue the three triangles to the strip with the base of the triangle about half way down.
  5. Glue beads on if desired.
  6. Allow to dry completely for 24 hours.
  7. Measure out your child's head using the strip of the hat. You may need to add another strip of fun foam. 
  8. Staple together and celebrate with goodies!

14 comments:

  1. I can't wait to show this idea to our kindergarten teacher - she loves to do things like this with the kids!

    Thanks for the blog advice also. I made the color change you suggested and can't wait for the next lesson. I'll keep reading!

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  5. These definite look like fun! Great post!

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    Great ideas. I can use them in my class!!

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  11. Love this activity! My little one is 4, so might have to put it off for a while, but when the time comes, I'm sure he'll love it (he's all about hats!)

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  12. love these hats! we are headed to the parades saturday, so we might make these beforehand! Yay!!!

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  13. Thank you everyone! Please, if you make these I would love to see photos! I will be following back tomorrow evening- have a great Thursday!

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