Step 1: Get supplies.
Each student will need:
- a paper towel
- a paper plate (a cheap, flexible one is best)
- a paper lunch bag
- a piece of aluminum foil (about 9”)
- a 3-foot piece of thick string, yarn, or ribbon
- two clothespins (if you don’t have clothespins, you can substitute hair clips or binder clips)
- a pencil (for writing on the worksheet)
For each table of students, you’ll need a cup of water and a few spoons.
For the class, it’s useful to have a few hand mirrors, so students can see their hats as they work on them. If you want to take a group photo of all the students with their finished hats, make sure you have a smart phone or camera.
Step 2: Prepare supplies.
Cut a 3-foot length of string/yarn/ribbon and tear off a 9” piece of aluminum foil for each student.
Step 3: Print worksheets and Inspiration sheets.
Print a Mad Hatter’s Worksheet for each student.
We also created additional instructions for students who are stumped and frustrated by the task of making a hat. We suggest letting students try on their own, providing these Inspiration Sheets only to those who need the help. Print as many Inspiration Sheets as you think you’ll need for your group.