“Think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings. Take the path that moonbeams make. If the moon is still awake you’ll see him wink his eye! You can fly! You can fly! You can fly!”Peter Pan, You Can Fly!
Who here loves Peter Pan? It has always been one of my favorites. While the movie and Once Upon A Time version might be a bit darker than the 1953 cartoon, I will seriously take just about any version.
With the dragons, however, we stuck to the cartoon (and filling in a little time with Jake and The Neverland Pirates). First craft is a classic that’s been around who knows how long- making folded hats! We decided to gussy them up a bit with a feather, and had to add string/elastic to make sure they stayed on.
Peter Pan Hats
12×18 construction paper (or we used two pieces of card stock), per hat
Feather template or craft feathers
Printable Jolly Roger symbol if you’d rather make a pirate hat (download below)
- With our card stock, we divided one of the 12×12 pieces and glued half of it to our other 12×12 piece- making a 12×18 piece.
- Once the glue has dried, fold the piece of paper horizontally (like a hamburger bun, not a hotdog bun).
- Fold the paper horizontally again to and make a small crease near your previous fold (so it’s in the middle). Unfold it, and then fold the top two sides down so they meet in the middle to make the triangle- top of the hat.
- Fold your bottom flaps up on each side, gluing the corners to the opposite side.
- Next, put your feather on your hat as you like! My dragons glued half of the feather and then stuck it in one of the “pockets” on the side so it looked like it was sticking out- like Peter Pan’s hat, obviously!
- Glue, tape, or hole punch/tie your string and elastic on the long sides so the corners of the hat go from front to back of the head.
Once your hats are done, don’t forget to CROW!
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