- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Use poster board in your school's colors. Cut 2 squares out of the poster board - make them about 12-inches across if you want them to be wearable. (you might have to experiment with the sizing). If you want to make a graduation cap to be an over-sized decoration, cut the squares about 24-inches across.
Cut large 'V' shapes in all 4 corners of the poster board squares, using the diagram here as a guide. Fold in the edge of each 'V' and staple them together approximately where the red dots are in the diagram. match the numbers of each side together; for example, staple 1 and 1 together, staple 2 and 2 together, etc. This will be the part of the cap that will go on a head.
Put a dab of glue in the center of the square piece of poster board that you didn't cut. Glue the top of the hat to this board. You now have your almost-completed graduation cap! For a finishing touch, you can make a tassel out of ribbon or yarn and gluing it to the center top of the poster board.
The photo here was submitted by LeAnn and Tasha