This one is one of the cutest activities we’ve been up to. We’ve made winter hats crafts for kids to make, and it’s a perfect classroom craft for young ones as it’s easy to set up and quick to make.
This one is perfect for kindergarten, preschool, or as a toddler craft for winter months. It lets kids get creative and is a fun fine motor practice.
As the temperatures drop, there are more and more days when kids are stuck inside, either because it’s too cold or because all of the clothes are soaking wet from the outdoor play.
When the “indoor” time comes, and you need a boredom buster, or a simple project to make a great-looking bulletin board or display for your classroom, this winter hats craft is one to make!
I’ve made a template for this craft you can print, so this one is really minimum prep.
Print out the templates, have the kids color them in or decorate them with other materials (tissue paper, torn paper…) and to top it up, decorate the paper winter hats with cotton balls or paper.
How to Make Winter Hats Craft for Kids
What you need:
- our hat template (you can grab it at the end of this tutorial)
- colors – crayons, watercolors, markers, do a dot markers, stickers, coloring pencils (whatever is appropriate for the age group you will be making this craft with)
- cotton balls
- white school glue
Glitter is always an excellent addition (biodegradable being our choice).
Follow the Step by Step Instructions
Print as many copies of the hat template as you need.
You can have the kids do more than one as they are really quick to make.
You can grab the template at the end of this tutorial.
Let the kids color the hats; coloring outside the lines is encouraged naturally, as it is fun!
We decided to go with crayons as they make a really nice texture (and are easy to use).
Some other fun ways the kids could color the winter hats are by using their fingers, tearing magazines and gluing torn pieces on the hats, using stamping (potato or stamps…), watercolors (combined with crayons or salt to explore watercolor techniques), and so on.
The best way to do this crafting activity is to offer as many “coloring” materials as possible to kids or students.
Once kids have colored the hats, cut them.
Cutting is done either by you for them or by them for themselves, again depending on the age group.
Now for the fun part! Add glue on the top and bottom of the hat and stick cotton balls to it.
It will really make this winter hat craft pop!
They look fun on their own, but hang them on a string, and they are even cuter.
Get the Winter Hats Craft Template Here
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