I love when I have a simple recipe for a project that can be finished in a dozen different ways. By using aluminum foil, duck tape and masking tape, I was able to make the base for a hat. The nice thing about finishing with the masking tape, it provides a paintable surface.
First take a few sheets of aluminum foil and mold it over the child’s head. I followed the hairline to make a rim for the extra foil. Then I covered the foil with duck tape to reinforce the shape and folded under to protect the edge. Next I covered the duck tape with masking tape. At this point we had a nice hat that fit on my son’s head.
Since in a few days at Awana it will be crazy hat night, my son wanted to decorate his hat like Sparky on the cover of his book. We cut a few shapes out of cardboard, covered them in masking tape and taped them to the hat. Follow up with some paint and the hat is done.
This took us less then an hour to do, my boy helped with the taping and loved painting it.