Have you ever seen the cartoon Max and Ruby? It’s my 2 1/2 year old’s latest favorite show to get from the library or watch at Mamaw and Papaw’s house. He and his 4 year old sister act out episodes on a daily basis.
With New Year’s Day approaching, we’re planning a party like the one Max and Ruby have in their New Year’s episode.
They won’t be staying up to midnight like Max and Ruby did. We’ll be celebrating at noon instead, but there will be party hats, “special punch”, games, and cookies decorated like clocks showing 12:00.
This week we made our party hats!
I had 2 types of hats planned: a traditional party hat with a cone shape and a hat made of a favorite shape connected to a headband.
My daughter chose to make a castle hat; so I drew a castle for her on card stock. Then I cut a 1 inch thick strip of card stock for the headband. She got to work coloring with markers, decorating with stickers, a piece of broken jewelry that was in our craft box, and glitter glue. LOTS of glitter glue.
My son wanted a truck hat. Once I had his picture drawn and headband cut out, he used a few stickers and discovered the glitter glue his sister had. Yep, LOTS of glitter glue!
With all the glitter glue, Peanut’s hat had to take a while to dry before we could connect the headband to the castle piece, so she took time to make a hat for Mommy.
This time I cut the inner circle out of a paper plate and used a piece of card stock to make a cone, which I stuck through the paper plate and taped with Scotch tape. She chose a cluster of ribbons to put on the top of the cone, added a few stickers, and more glitter glue…
Monkey finished his decorating and worked on a simple little hat for Daddy – after all, everyone needs a party hat!
Once all the glue was dry, I measured the pictures and headbands around their heads, using clear tape to tape the headband to the desired size to fit each individual.
Of course, once they were dry, we had to try them on…
I hope you all have a wonderful New Year’s Eve/Day, no matter how you celebrate!
Kids Creative Chaos says
That looks fun!
They must have thought so – she just asked her grandma if she had a party hat for New Year’s… and now she wants to make her one!