Monday, April 30, 2012

Rainbow Hats from Egg Cartons

This really was kind of a ridiculous idea.  I'm not really sure where it came from except that a lot of my blogging friends have been doing egg carton activities and rainbow activities lately.  I made the connection that there are six colors in the rainbow, and that there are six eggs on each side of a carton, and decided we should make rainbow hats.

I cut a carton in half and removed the middle egg dividers.  Each girl got to paint half of the carton with the colors of the rainbow.

After they had dried, I punched a hole in each end with a hole punch and tied a piece of ribbon to each hole.  I tied the ribbons in a bow under each girls chin to make a little rainbow hat.

Something about the hats gave M the giggles.
Little G though stayed very pensive.  She apparently takes her rainbows very seriously.
I was a little disappointed that the girls didn't play much with the hats after they tried them on the first time.  Oh well, maybe they'll pick them up again in a week or so.  Or maybe this is just one of my crazy ideas that was fun to make, but dies a quick death (I've definitely had those before)

Have you had any simple costume ideas lately?


maryanne @ mamasmiles said...

So cute and fun!

Sue said...

I can understand M's giggles.   Very fun.  

Rebekah Patel said...

Those are so cute!  Miss E isn't much of a fan of hats that we make either.  

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness!  Those headbands are the cutest stinkin' things I've seen in a long time!  I adore them...and the silliness that must ensue while wearing them, I'm sure.

jessica wilson said...

the rainbow crowns are adorable and play into so many aspects of developmental theory! colors, patterns, order and recycling! instant love and pin!