Summer Reading Fun: The Cat in the Hat

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Summer Reading Fun: The Cat in the Hat

Is there a more stylish symbol of feline millinery than The Cat in the Hat? We certainly can'’t think of a more celebrated example, so we made Dr. Seuss's iconic striped stovepipe topper to tip our hats (ahem…) to one of our favorite mischief makers.

A child who reads opens a world of learning experiences. Don't close the book on this opportunity simply because school's out for summer. Encourage your kids to keep reading. Then, help them make crafts based on those books. Oh, the places your kids will go!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (5 + up)
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Base of Hat: Cut a circle from the center of the paper plate that is about 5-1/4 inch in diameter. Overlap two pieces of Snowcap cardstock together at the short end and glue to secure. Place one end of the glued pieces inside the circle on the plate and measure the fit to glue the other end to make a tube. Cut 1/2 inch slits on one end of the tube. Place the cut end back in the circle on the plate and bend the cut edge up and glue them onto the plate.
  • 2
    Embellish Hat: Cut three pieces of Red glitter foam that are 1-1/2 inch x 12 inch each. Attach one at the bottom of the tube, one at the top and the last one between. Tip: The pieces will not go all the way around, so make sure all the openings are in the back. Cut smaller 1-1/2 inch pieces from the Red glitter foam to fill in the gaps around the tube.
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Project Details

  • Level:beginner (5 + up)
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • •Two Pieces of Nicole Crafts 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock in Snowcap & a Foam Zone 9" x 12" Adhesive Back Glitter Sheet in Red
  • •Elmer's Washable White School Glue
  • •Sturdy Paper Plate, Scissors & Ruler