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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 2: Fall Hat Month

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September is Fall Hat Month. Here’s a newspaper hat you can make with paper mache.
Newspaper Hat


  • newspaper
  • large balloons
  • flour
  • water
  • bowl
  • paper plates
  • paint
  • paint brushes
  • decorative material (felt scraps, colored cotton balls, feathers, beads, etc.)


  1. Blow up a large balloon to be the same size as your head. Tie the balloon.
  2. Mix flour and water in a bowl until it has a soupy texture.
  3. Tear newspaper into strips.
  4. Dip strips into flour/water mixture and mold around just the top of the balloon so as to form a cap.
  5. Apply several layers.
  6. Let cap dry for at least a day and then pop the balloon.
  7. Decorate cap as you wish - you can use a paper plate to form a bill for the cap (like a baseball cap).
Source(s): Toolbox Training’s construction card set (activity B2)

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