Hats On for Melbourne Cup Day

Hats On for Melbourne Cup Day craft

Join the excitement of an Australian national pastime—horseracing! Dress up for the Melbourne Cup with a one-of-a-kind hat.

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    On the first Tuesday of November, Australians are likely to be found watching the horse race for the Melbourne Cup. While 24 horses compete for a large purse by running 3200 meters (1.9 miles), spectators dress up to enjoy the day. Wearing a hat is a great way to make the spring day even more special. Here’s one way to make a wide-brimmed beauty!

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    Draw a large circle on thin, light-colored cardboard or heavy paper with Crayola Colored Pencils. Use Crayola Scissors to cut out the shape.

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    To be sure that the hat fits your head, make a measuring headband. Wrap a strip of cardboard around your head. Secure the ends of the ring with a Crayola Glue Stick.

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    Place this ring in the middle of your hat circle. Trace the size. Remove the ring. Cut out this small circle. The hat should fit securely on your head.

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    Decorate the top and underside of your hat using Crayola Markers. Add Crayola Glitter Glue for a festive touch. Air-dry the glue before wearing your hat.