Sun Bonnet Newspaper Hat

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Introduction: Sun Bonnet Newspaper Hat

About: I am a Graphic Designer by trade and a passionate crafter, tinkerer, and inventor at heart

Paper is an incredible building tool and an accessible way to expand our understanding of 3D modeling. Let's build a Sun Bonnet newspaper hat in the fifth of 8 Simple Newspaper Hat Tutorials. << Click the link to view the whole collection :)

Teachers and Parents:

For more details on how to extended this project for additional learning check out further resources in step 4. Topics include: Art History, Vincent Van Gogh, Sunflowers/Painting, and Post-Impressionism

Supplies:

  • Two Sheet of Newspaper. *Note: You can also use a large flyer or wrapping paper.
  • Tape
  • Pot or bowl with a similar circumference to your head

Step 1:

  • Place the pot or bowl face down on a flat surface.
  • Lay one sheet of paper over the center of the pot and gently squish it down to shape it.
  • Carefully tape around the full circumference of the pot to secure it.

Step 2:

  • Lay the second sheet of paper over the center of the pot and offset it from the first sheet.
  • Gently squish it down to shape it.
  • Carefully tape around the full circumference of the pot to secure it.

Step 3:

  • Cut the edges of the brim of your hat into a circle
  • Remove the hat from the pot and place atop your head !
  • Tip: If it's having trouble staying on your head, you can a rubber band around the hat

Step 4: Extended Learning

Topics:

Art History, Vincent Van Gogh, Sunflowers/Painting, Post-Impressionism

Videos/Resources:

Story Book : Camille and the Sunflowers:

Who was Vincent Van Gogh:

3D Designing with Tinkercad:

Ask student to design their own flower at www.tinkercad.com. Learn more on how to set up your students in tinkercad here.

Also check out this complete lesson plan on Biomimicry and Using Nature as a Design Partner.

Example projects:

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