Camping Hat Activity

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Updated on Aug 27, 2013

Little campers will get a kick out of this camping craft that's great for pretend play or a trip into the wild. While making this hat, your child will learn how to measure and create a crown that looks like a campfire, marshmallows included! You can also set on the ground as a pretend bonfire. It's a project fit for any king or queen of the jungle!

What You Need:

  • Construction paper (brown, red, orange, yellow)
  • Sticks
  • Marshmallows
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors

What You Do:

  1. Help your child measure her head with a tape measure or piece of string.
  2. With that measurement, cut out a strip of brown paper that is about an inch longer, and one inch wide, for the base of the crown.
  3. Now your child can cut triangles out of red, orange and yellow construction paper for the flames. Layering different colors on top of each other create a beautiful effect--this is a great time to experiment with different sizes.
  4. Have her glue the flames together, and onto the backside of the brown strip. Add tape along the back of each flame to secure it even more.
  5. Stick three large marshmallows onto sticks, and tape the sticks to the inside of the crown, in between the flames.
  6. Form the crown into a circle and glue or tape the ends together. It's ready to wear!

If this project has awakened your appetite, try our s'mores recipe!

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