Homemade Graduation Cap
Cap off your kid's graduation with this handmade mortarboard
- Li'l grad:Your kid.
- Proud mama or papa:You.
- A paper bowl:Big enough to fit around your kid's noggin.
- Cereal box
- Yellow yarn:For the tassel.
- Hole puncher
- Tape:Scotch, masking, duct, whatever you have.
- Embellishments:Like stickers, glitter, sequins, etc.
- Craft paint and paintbrush
- Measure and help your kid cut out a piece of 7-inch x 7-inch cardboard from the back of a cereal box.
- Flip the bowl over and have your kid glue the cardboard to the bottom of the bowl. Make sure it's centered!
- Help Junior make a hole in the middle of the cardboard and bowl for the tassel. (And by "help" we mean you do it and let her take credit for it.)
- Invite your kid to paint the cereal box and bowl to give the graduation cap a seamless look.
- To make the tassel, cut a length of yarn and have your kid wrap it around three or four of her outstretched fingers three or four times, leaving about 8 inches of string unwrapped.
- Then carefully slide the yarn off of his hand.
- Grab the unwrapped end and wrap it around the loop a few times, about ¾ of an inch from the end. Tie a small piece of yarn over it to secure.
- Help your kid cut open the long loops on the opposite end.
- Have your kid stick the tail through the hole in the top of the mortarboard.
- Then flip the hat over and tie a triple knot to secure from the inside. Secure it with a small piece of tape.
- Invite your kid to decorate her grad cap with stickers, glitter and sequins. Encourage her to go to town on this cap, because we don't know if Harvard allows bedazzled caps at their graduation ceremonies.