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Oct 31, 2012

Fire Unit Day 3: Fireman Hats

Every so often I get really courageous and try to come up with my own craft-sometimes it works out other times, um not so much. This one worked, well sorta. Maybe if my kids had tiny heads, haha.

  • cardboard (we used a diaper box)
  • Tacky glue
  • Red tissue paper
  • Recycled Cool Whip container or any kind of bowl
  • Red, Yellow and Black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • black marker
  • Pentagon shape from a puzzle or just draw one
  • Imagination!
Start by cutting out one side of your cardboard box then use the outside edge of your Cool Whip container to draw rounded edges on all four sides of the cardboard. Cut the rounded corners.

Use the top of the container to trace a large circle in the center. Then cut out the circle.

After cutting the edges and center circle this is what you should end up with.
Use the piece of cardboard as a stencil and trace the design on the red and black construction paper. Then cut out the design on the paper and glue to the top and bottom of the cardboard stencil.

Place on top of black paper then trace. Repeat with red paper. Then have student cut out the tracings.

Glue the red to the top and black to the bottom.
Use the bottom of cool whip container to trace a circle on another piece of cardboard then cut out the circle. Set the circle aside for later.

Take the red tissue paper and set the cool whip container on top. Glue around inner base and fold in the tissue paper around the container. Add more glue on the overlapping tissue paper.
Hint: I doubled up the tissue paper to make it darker.
Take the small circular piece of cardboard add glue and press down inside the cool whip container to hold down the tissue paper.

Use a pentagon shape from a puzzle to trace out the badge, cut it out then write a FD (fire department) in bold black letters. Glue to the front of the tissue covered cool whip container or top of the hat.

Push the cool whip top of the hat through the hole of the brim. Then try it on!
As stated before, should've used a larger rimmed bowl. Next time, live and learn.
The Little Engineer got a kick out of his fireman hat.
Then we read the story~
Stay tuned for a post on Fire Unit day 4 Lab!

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