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Cute Summer Sun Hat Craft for Kids

Check out this fun Sun Hat Craft activity your kids will love. It’s easy to implement in centers, morning work centers, and fine motor stations. Keep reading to see how you can use it with your students.

Sun Hat Craft for kids

Reasons to Use a Hat Craft

Hat crafts are a fun activity to add to classroom lessons. They serve more purposes than you may realize. Here are just a few reasons that hat crafts are great!

Classroom Crafts Build Social Skills: Students will likely converse while creating their crafts. They might ask one another for help if they struggle with a piece. Their communication skills will be at play, and creating something together will give them a sense of community.

They Build Fine Motor Skills: Working with their fingers, students will build small muscles that will help with future writing. They will have to cut and glue the craft pieces on their own.

The Craft Works on their Critical Thinking Skills: Unless you give them explicit directions, students must work through the steps to make their hats. They will look at your model and copy what they see, which gets their brains working!

Crafts Foster Creativity and Self-Expression: Even though students will complete the same activity, all of their hats will look the same. If you allow them to color the pieces, you will end up with a rainbow of hats!

Creating a Craft Builds Mindfulness: Students will complete a calming activity while working on their sun hat craft. This can be a form of meditation or relaxation for kids. It’s a little bit of downtime in the otherwise chaotic day!

Adorable Sun Hat Craft for students

How to Make the Sun Hat Craft

Creating the Sun Hat Craft is simple!

Materials Needed:

  • Colorful Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Sun Hat Craft Template

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Print the template onto colored cardstock or construction paper.
  2. Cut out all of the pieces.
  3. Glue the face pieces into the semi-circle.
  4. Then, add the triangles to the back of the sun.
  5. Next, glue the sun to the headband.
  6. Lastly, measure the child’s head and staple the headband correctly.

You can also watch the video below to see how simple it is to create the hat!

When to Use the Sun Hat Craft

The sun always reminds me of summer! The sun is shining, the world is warm and bright, and there is so much potential outside. It’s the perfect time to create a sun craft and excite kids for warm weather.

  • Use the craft during the back-to-school season to warm up to the classroom.
  • Add the craft to your morning work tubs during spring and summer each year.
  • Put the craft in your lesson plans at the end of the year to celebrate an amazing school year.
  • Pair the craft with a cute song like “Mr. Golden Sun”, or “Rain, Rain, Go Away.”
  • To wrap up a lesson, read a book about sunshine, spring, or summer and complete the craft.
  • Use the craft to talk about the letter S and everything that starts with that letter.
Easy Sun Hat Craft for kids of all ages.

Hat Craft Bundle

If you enjoyed the Sun Hat Craft, you will love the Hat Craft Bundle. It includes 22 different crafts to use throughout the school year. You will find:

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Laura Bensley

Former preschool teacher turned business owner that now creates educational resources for teachers in the classroom, homeschool, and daycare setting.

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Hi, I’m Laura and I am the creator of Crafty Bee Creations.  I am a former preschool teacher turned business owner that now creates educational resources for teachers in the classroom, homeschool, and daycare setting.  I have a passion for designing craft resources that are not only fun and engaging but work children’s fine motor skills too! 


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