Well we all know what today is- the day we start anxiously awaiting white smoke! A new Pope is officially in the works. I wanted to do some kind of Papal activity with the kids besides the paper bag puppet, and we decided to make Cardinal and Pope hats.
You know that little hat that the Pope wears? Not the big miter one, the little one. It looks like a skull cap, or like a beanie. Well, in the Catholic church, that little hat is called a Zucchetto. When Cardinals wear them, they are red, however, the Pope wears a white one.
You can read more about what Cardinals wear here. These little hats are super easy to make and the felt only costs about 25 cents per sheet, so you could make them with a whole class!
- Hot Glue
Yep, that’s it.
Start with a piece of felt, and trace a circle around a cereal bowl. You can trace the circle with a marker or a pencil.
Cut around the circle you traced.
Fold the circle in half, then in half again. Snip one side. (This is just an easy way of making one cut to the middle of the circle.)
Also, cut a long skinny strip. You’ll end up with 2 pieces that look like this.
Fold the little strip in half and glue it in the middle for the little thingy on top of the hat.
Now, put hot glue on a triangle section of the felt and place one side over the glue so the triangle section overlaps.
This will give your hat sort of a shallow bowl shape to go on the head.
Isn’t it adorable?! And because it’s felt, it actually sticks to hair quite nicely and stays.
So fast and easy, too! Julian will switch to the white hat when we learn the news.
These would also be great for an All Saints’ Day costume.
Be sure to check out my round-up of Pope activities for kids here. You’ll find more Pope fun here tomorrow, so stay tuned!Pin It