How to Make an Abe Lincoln Top Hat for President’s Day

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Yesterday I showed you how to make a an Easy George Washington Hat for President’s Day.  Well, it wouldn’t be right to make a hat and celebrate George Washington’s special day if we don’t do the same thing for Abraham Lincoln.  So, today I will show you how to make an Abe Lincoln Top Hat for President’s Day.  After all, President’s Day is about honoring both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  And, what better way to honor Abraham Lincoln than to make his top hat.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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How to Make an Abe Lincoln Top Hat for President's Day



 

Materials Needed

Oatmeal Container

Black Felt, Paper or Foam

Paper Plate

Black Paint

Pen or Pencil

Scissors

Glue

 

Step 1



Grab an Oatmeal Container.



Grab an Oatmeal Container.


Step 2



Take the cap of the rolled oats container and cover with black felt



Take the cap of the rolled oats container and cover with black felt, paper or foam.

 

Step 3



Put the cap on the box and then wrap black paper, felt or craft foam around the box



Put the cap on the box and then wrap black paper, felt or craft foam around the box.  Leave opening unwrapped.

 

Step 4



Paint a plate black.



Paint a plate black.

 

Step 5



Trace the oatmeal box on the center of plate.



Trace the oatmeal box on the center of plate.

 

Step 6



Draw tabs into circles and then cut out.



Draw tabs into circles and then cut out.

 

Step 7



Cut out and it will look like this.  Fold tabs inwards.



Cut out and it will look like this.  Fold tabs inwards.

 

Step 8



Put glue on tabs and glue to inside of box.



Put glue on tabs and glue to inside of box.

 

Step 9



Let glue dry.



Let glue dry.

And, there you have it…. you just finished your Abe Lincoln Top Hat for President’s Day.  How did it turn out for you?  Let me know in the comments below.  Now, go wear it proudly.

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2 Comments

  1. Yolanda

    06.25.2013

    I Love this tutorial and thinks it’s a great craft to do with kids and especially to make a theme that teaches the life and achievements of Abraham Lincoln.

    I shared this on my blog with a link back here for the tutorial. Thanks! ~Yolanda~

  2. admin

    07.11.2013

    Thanks Yolanda! I’m glad that you liked it and THANKS for sharing!

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