With the end of the school year approaching, preschoolers will be lining up to receive their diplomas and moving on to the next big jump in life: kindergarten! You can really make preschool graduation feel like a special event when you try making this easy to make preschool graduation cap.
This DIY preschool graduation cap is a fun way to celebrate their achievements and really make the kids feel special. Here is how you can make your own!
Make Your Cap
Here are the materials you’ll need:
Black craft foam
We found the craft foam we used here at our local Dollar Store. You may be able to find the same or you can check at most craft supplies stores. For the yarn, choose any color that your child prefers. Now, let’s get crafting!
Directions for a DIY Preschool Graduation Cap
Begin by cutting the top of the hat from the black crafting foam. Since preschoolers have smaller heads, you will need a square that is about 8 inches by 8 inches. You can adjust this size based on your child’s needs.
Next, cut out the lower half of the hat. For this portion, you will need two strips of the black craft foam. Measure around your child’s head then cut out enough foam to go around comfortably. If you need to cut out multiple pieces as we did, you will simply attach them together with craft glue into one long strip.
Now, wrap the strip around the child’s head for sizing. Add glue along the ends and press them together to create a continuous loop. Allow drying.
To create the tassel of the hat, simply gather some lengths of yarn and tie them into a low knot as shown. Snip and fringe to create the tassels. Add some glue to the end of the tassel and press it to the center top of the square.
Finally, add a strip of glue along the top rim of the loop you created. Place the top half of the hat on the loop and press gently. Allow drying.
Once all of your pieces are dry and secure, your preschool graduation hat is ready to be worn and enjoyed! It makes the perfect graduation prop, and can even be kept as a keepsake after graduation is over!
Gather your supplies and give this easy DIY preschool graduation cap a try!