How to Make Graduation Caps for Kids

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How to Make Graduation Caps for Kids
Celebrate the end of kindergarten by making a graduation cap. (Apple and the alphabet. image by mashe from

Kindergarten and nursery school graduation ceremonies are special occasions for children, parents and grandparents. Add a graduation cap to the event for a photo op that is guaranteed to charm all. These caps are uncomplicated enough for children to construct with the help of an adult and make a good class project. Boys and girls will wear these handmade and personalised graduation caps with pride as they take an important step forward in their education.

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Things you need

  • Paper bowl
  • Cereal box
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Glitter
  • Sequins
  • Stickers

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  1. 1

    Place the bowl on the child's head and make sure it fits securely. Trim off any edge.

  2. 2

    Cut a square from the cereal box to measure 8 inches by 8 inches.

  3. 3

    Glue the square to the bottom of the outside of the bowl. Paint the bowl and the cardboard square to match and let them dry thoroughly.

  4. 4

    Poke a small hole through the centre of the bowl and attached square with the scissors.

  5. 5

    Wrap the yarn around three fingers held together four times. Leave a yarn tail 3 feet long and cut the yarn. Slip the yarn off the fingers and tightly wrap the tail around the upper half of the folded yarn. Tie the yarn in a knot and cut the loops on the opposite end for a tassel.

  6. 6

    Insert the tassel through the hole in the cap from the inside. Tape the remaining tail to the inside of the cap and let the tassel hang down to the side of the graduation cap.

  7. 7

    Decorate the completed graduation cap with glitter, sequins and stickers.

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