Saturday, October 31, 2015

Spider Hats

  Anyone else have students that LOVE to wear a hat?  My kids adore them and so do I! Nothing makes me happier than seeing those sweet little faces with a sentence strip or poster board strip hat.  A few years ago we needed an extra activity for Bats/Spiders week, so we started making these super cute hats.

Here's what you need: 
  • Black Poster Board Strips (2-3 inches wide) There's really not rhyme or reason with those guys because the paper cutter isn't long enough to measure a whole piece of poster board, so I just start chopping! 
  • Black Construction Paper Strips - (1 inch wide) I stacked 8 pieces of 9x12 construction paper on top of each other and used my paper cutter to cut 1 inch strips that were 9 inches long.
  • White Rectangle of Construction Paper - I cut 8 pieces per 9x12 piece of construction paper.
  • Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
How to make the hats:

Give students poster board strips, and paper clipped stack of construction paper strips.  Have students fold the strips accordion style.  I taught my kids to leave them all in one stack and fold them all at once, but whatever works for you.

Next, have students glue the strips to the poster board. (4 on each side on the side of the poster board that has their name on it.)

Next, turn the strip over and flip the strips over and pinch them to that side so they'll stay.

Then, give students the white paper and fold it in half. Show students how to cut out a circle so they have 2 identical circles.  Have students glue those on.  Then, have students choose a color and color in the middle of the eyes.

Finally, measure the poster board strip around the student's head and staple.

See how cute and happy they are? LOVE!

These are perfect for a Halloween Treat or Party or just for fun.  We wore them to lunch that day.

If you need these directions in one place and a bonus spider printable, grab your copy below! 

I hope your students enjoy these hats as much as mine did! 

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