How to Make Your Own Horse Hat

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How to Make Your Own Horse Hat
A lunch sack can be transformed into a horse's head. (Russell Illig/Photodisc/Getty Images)

It's easy for a child to imagine being a four-legged equine when wearing a horse hat. This hat can be worn to school rodeos, on Halloween or simply for playing dress-up. Making your own horse hat is easy and takes a short time to create.

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Things you need

  • Paper lunch bag
  • Newspaper or stuffing
  • Stapler
  • Glue gun
  • Marker
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Yarn
  • Sentence strip

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    Making the Horse Head and Face

  1. 1

    Stuff a paper lunch sack with wadded newspaper or other stuffing material until the sack is full.

  2. 2

    Fold and staple shut the sack opening to keep the stuffing inside.

  3. 3

    Lay the sack down on a table. On the sack side facing you, draw two large circles side by side near the bottom. These will be the horse's nostrils.

  4. 4

    Glue two googly eyes above the nostrils and near the top of the sack side facing you.

    Making the Ears and Mane

  1. 1

    Cut two 2-inch triangles out of construction paper. Glue one to each side of the sack behind the face. Half of the ear should extend above the sack bottom's edge.

  2. 2

    Cut a handful of yarn into 5-inch pieces.

  3. 3

    Tie each piece onto one long piece of yarn that is equal in length to the sack.

  4. 4

    Glue the long yarn piece on the sack side that's opposite the side with the nostrils and eyes, so that the smaller yarn pieces fall to the side freely. This is the horse's mane.

    Fitting the Hat and Attaching the Horse's Head

  1. 1

    Wrap the sentence strip around the person's head that will be wearing the hat.

  2. 2

    Hold tightly and remove to staple the ends together.

  3. 3

    Staple the folded end of the sack to the front of the sentence-strip hat so that the horse's head is looking forward.

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