Mad Hatter Day Hats

By  Linda Valentino 

size: 8"

  • Mad Hatter Day Hats


  • Recycled cardboard canister
  • Paper plate
  • Construction paper: pink, blue, orange, neon green, yellow
  • Embellishments: purple craft boa, large pink silk flower, orange pom-poms
  • Ribbon, 20" length: pink or orange


  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Vivid Violet, Jack-o-Lantern Orange
  • FM Brush Kid Dynasty Paintbrush
  • Aleene's Original Tacky Glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • 1. For hat brim, trace canister onto center of paper plate. Cut out center of plate and recycle.
  • 2. On covered work surface, paint hat brim Vivid Violet or Jack-o-Lantern Orange. Let dry.
  • 3. Measure and cut pink or blue paper to cover canister. Glue paper around canister.
  • 4. For blue hat, measure and cut four 1"-wide yellow and four 1"-wide green paper strips. Glue strips vertically on canister.
  • 5. On each side of canister, use scissors to poke hole near edge. Measure and cut 20" ribbon length. Thread ribbon ends through holes, knot ends on inside.
  • 6. Position hat brim around base of canister. Glue hat brim around bottom edge. Let dry.
  • 7. Glue purple boa and pink silk flower on pink hat and orange pom-poms and paper circles around blue hat. Let dry.