You will need:
- Construction paper
- Hole puncher
- String/yarn/shoelaces/ribbon with a piece of tape wrapped on one end
- Markers, stickers, stamps
- Hole stickers
I love this activity because it’s pretty simple but works on so many wonderful skills.
Fold the construction paper width wise in half and ask children to cut a triangle. Don’t cut the bottom edge yet!
Place 2 different colored round circle stickers on both sides of the edge of the triangle ½ inch apart from each other. This will reinforce the holes and provide a visual cue for hole punching and for lacing.
Ask children to make a hole at each dot using a hole puncher
Place both triangles on top of eachother and tie a piece of yarn or string to the first hole. (Note make sure the string is long enough but not too long as it can be difficult to manipulate. Also I like string or ribbon better than yarn) Using the end of the string that has tape around it, ask children to begin lacing using a running stitch.
I like to cue them by saying “one pink, one yellow, one pink, one yellow…”
Once the stictching is completes, tie a knot and have children to cut the bottom edge of the triangle….
Tada, there you have it, a nice winter hat!
They can use stamps, marker, stickers etc, to decorate!