How to Make an Octonauts’ Hat
We had a big birthday this past weekend. My youngest turned 4 and we had a Octonauts Party to celebrate. One of the big hits was the Octonaut hats we made. Here is how we made them for all you Octonaut fans out there!
- “Octonaut Blue” aka turquoise craft paper
- white craft paper
- Elmer’s glue
- empty cereal box or other cardboard
- navy blue cording (available at craft stores by the yard)
- elastic or ribbon
The first thing I did was find an image of the hat online. I simply Googled “Octonauts hats” and found this image. I placed it in a word document, enlarged it to the size I wanted and printed out TWO copies. I cut the bottom part of the hat out from one copy and the top from another copy. Below is what it looked like after cutting.
Next, I glued the pieces onto an empty cereal box to create a stencil.
Then I used the stencils to cut out the enough tops and bottoms for our guests.
I then cut a slit in the botton of the hat where the top of the hat will slide in. I used an exacto-knife for easier cutting.
I outlined the trim of the hat with Elmer’s glue and attached some of the blue cording. I left a little bit extra cording on each end so I could tape it on the back instead of cutting it and having it fray.
I then slid the top of the hat into the bottom part of the hat.
While the glue was drying, I used the same technique as above to create the Octonauts logo. I searched for an image I liked, put it in a word document and enlarged it to the size I wanted. Then I glued it to the empty cereal box and cut it out. This was now my stencil for the logo. I traced the logo onto white cardstock, cut it out and glued it to the hat. I used a hole punch and the blue paper to make the eyes and mouth. When everything was dry, I attached elastic to the back so the children could wear their hats during the party.
And that, me hearties, is how we made our Octonauts’ hats.
Looking for other Octonauts ideas from BMTM? Try these:
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