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How to Make Kids' Hats


Playful Painter's Caps
People will be "dyeing" for their own painter's caps once they see yours.
People will be "dyeing" for their own painter's caps once they see yours.

Tie-dyeing isn't just for clothes -- dunk white caps in a tie-dye bath and you'll have playful painter's caps that are real works of art.

What You'll Need:

White cotton hat

10 rubber bands

4 or 5 gallon bucket

Red or blue fabric dye

Paint stir stick

Paper towels

Scissors

How to Make Playful Painter's Caps:

Step 1: Soak your hat in cold water. Remove from water and wring water out. Empty water from bucket.

Wrap a rubber band tightly
Wrap a rubber band tightly

Put one hand under the hat and poke up a portion of the hat in the center. Tightly wrap a rubber band around the poke so that about one inch of the hat is gathered above band.

Step 2: Repeat on both sides of rubber-banded section, about three inches to the outside and about three inches above the first banded section. Do two more sections about three inches to the outside and about three inches below the center banded section. Poke up a section in the center front of the hat and wrap a rubber band around the section.

The final four rubber bands will be for the cap's brim.
The final four rubber bands will be for the cap's brim.

Crisscross four rubber bands across the brim of the hat, two from left to right and two from right to left.

Step 3: Wearing rubber gloves and with adult help, fill bucket with hot water. Add a packet of dye and mix.

Don't forget to use gloves
Don't forget to use gloves

Step 4: Put your hat in dye bath. Use a paint stick to push down. After 30 minutes, remove hat from dye bath. Blot the hat with paper towels.

Step 5: Run cold water over hat until water runs clear. Cut rubber bands off. Let air dry.

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