Thursday, February 5, 2015

Yoghurt Container Top Hats

Here's a quick and easy way to add some fashionable flair to your toys or pets or anyone else with a tiny head: yoghurt container top hats!

These are the materials you'll need for this project:

First, take your construction paper and measure a section the same height as your yoghurt container.

Cut out a strip that's a bit wider than the container.

Wrap the strip around the container and trim it so that the ends overlap.

On the leftover piece of construction paper, trace around the base of the container. (make sure you leave some space from the edge, because this piece will make the hat's brim.)

Place something circular around what you just traced- I used a roll of masking tape- and then trace around that.

Cut around the ring you've drawn, and then trace this and cut it out so that you have two rings of the same size.

Now it's time to glue the construction paper to the container. Wrap the long strip around the container and glue it down.

Cut a fringe around the area that sticks up above the container. Fold down the fringe so that it lays as flat against the container as possible.

Trace around the container again; this piece will be the top of the top hat.

Cut it out and glue it on!

 Next, add the brim onto the hat. Take one of the rings and gently slide it on, being careful not to tear it. (If the brim is too snug, take it off and trim a little from the inside of the ring.)

Glue the other ring onto the underside of the brim.

Now for the most fun part: decorating your top hat! You can use whatever you like for this. Ribbons, stickers, sequins, feathers, tape, and things cut out from colourful paper all make excellent decorations. Let your imagination run wild!

And you're done!

Now all that's left to do is to find someone to wear your creation. Here's a gang of friends showing off their elegant and amusing accessories.

(I tried getting Barkley to be a model for this project, but he hates wearing hats, so I sneaked one on him while he was taking a nap.)

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