Decorate a Summer Hat
Turn a white hat with a wide brim or a baseball cap into a summer masterpiece.
Older kids can use fabric paint and stencils to decorate their hats. Younger kids can use crayon transfers (available at most craft stores).
After painting on the basic design, kids can cut out pieces of craft foam (using stencils to cut shapes from the foam will make the hat look more put together), glue on craft jewels with a glue gun or fabric glue or attach other waterproof art supplies to their hats.
Alternatively, you can skip the paint and tie-dye the hat instead. This works best with soft brimmed hats. To tie-dye a hat, place your left finger into the center of the top of the hat. Make a circle with your right thumb and forefinger and slide the circle around your left finger, pulling downwards, until the hat is pulled into a long, thin shape. Wrap rubber bands tightly around the pulled hat at regular intervals and pour different colors of tie-dye over each section.
After the hat dries completely, take off the rubber bands to see your new tie-dyed hat. You can glue craft jewels to these hats as well for extra decoration on this summer time fun art project.
Think about the parts of summer that your kids enjoy most and come up with some fun art projects of your own. Together, you can create unique crafts that will also become fond memories.