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Picture of Thinking Cap With Working Light
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My oldest son just started kindergarten and really loves it. Everyday he tells me that everything is so much fun but when I ask him what he actually did he says he can’t remember. At least I’m getting a positive reaction! Although he likes it he is still trying to figure the whole thing out – I think!

I vividly remember my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Wilson, reminding us to put on our ‘thinking caps’ if we couldn’t remember something. I thought I might try the same tactic on my son so one day when he said he couldn’t remember what he did I said, “You should put on your ‘thinking cap’ and maybe you will remember!”

I didn’t exactly get the response that I was hoping for…..he very effectively stated the obvious and said, “I don’t have one Mommy.”

And so the thinking cap project began.

Supplies:
Felt – I used scraps but if you are purchasing you will need approximately ¼ yard of the cap color and random sheets of colored felt. Since the sheets are so cheap you might be able to get away with just using sheets.
Needle
Embroidery Thread
Nuts, bolts, wing nuts, etc.
Pipe cleaners
Sharp scissors
Paper
Pencil and sharpie marker
Small hole punch
Very small flash light

***This would make the great start of a Halloween costume. Mad scientist maybe!?
 
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JimsShip1 year ago
I gave you a vote, this is very creative and I may have to make a version for my son!
The only flaw I see in it (and mind you I only notice because i have a touch of OCD!) is that a gear configuration like that would not turn. The 3 gears would lock up (and thus prevent proper thinking?) Next time leave the 3rd gear touching only one of the bigger ones.
Like I said it's absolutely fantastic, i'm just a nut about things like that.
;)
wold630 (author)  JimsShip1 year ago
I guess I didn't have on my thinking cap when I made it!
I seriously didn't mean to be picky like that, it's really awesome.
I have problems! ;)
Hope you win the contest!
Gosh I just love this and all of the hand sewing looks great! Also, I love that you mixed in those nuts, it really flows well with the felt :D
wold630 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thank you. Your comments are always so nice! I had loads of fun making it and my son wears it every day.
I'd wear it ever day too! Does he wear it to school? That would be fun, but I don't suppose hats are allowed in school.
wold630 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Unfortunately, hats are not allowed in school or he would wear it there for sure. They are afraid kids will share the hats and spread lice! Ha! Gross!
karalalala2 years ago
This is so crazy cool. Its perfect, like a wearable cartoon. Gorgeous job!
wold630 (author)  karalalala2 years ago
Thank you. Congrats on being a finalist in the Back to School Contest.
mygibzone2 years ago
You never cease to AMAZE me! I love this idea! Very fun. You should also enter it in the halloween costumes. :)
wold630 (author)  mygibzone2 years ago
Thank you. I entered it in the easy costumes contest but it would need some kind of cute mad scientist coat to go along with it don't you think?
yah, that would be fun, or a robot costume. :)
Too cute. Would make a great gift for a teacher too. Much better then chocolate or boring stinky perfume. :)
wold630 (author)  Treasure Tabby2 years ago
Thanks. If kids were allowed to share hats in school I would have definitely made one for my son's classroom. It would be fun for them.
Hmmm... I need an adult version cause I'm constantly "losing" my mind. Maybe if I had had ones of these, LOL
wold630 (author)  straycatmeow2 years ago
An adult version huh? Sounds like a great idea. Staying at home with the kids could make anyone lose their mind.......I think!!! :)
gg12202 years ago
Wow, this is fantastic! My niece just started kindergarten too, so this sounds like a great project. Thanks!
wold630 (author)  gg12202 years ago
Thanks. My son has been wearing it ever since I finished it!
bajablue2 years ago
DeLIGHTful!!!! ;-)
Kiteman2 years ago
Haha, this is great.

The big question, of course, is Does it work?
wold630 (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
Ha! I just finished it this morning so ask me Monday when I can put it to the real test!!! :)
Kiteman wold6302 years ago
Will do!