Saturday, October 4, 2008

Paper Plate Safari Hats

Thank you Vanity Fair! I was looking for a way to make a bunch of Safari hats on the cheap, and paper plates were the answer. I traced the shape of the bowl onto the plate and cut the hole slightly smaller, hot glued them together and Wa-La .
add a little spray paint and some jute twine. FYI buy the jute twine in the section of Walmart where they sell rope , it is alot cheaper than what you buy in the craft section and is just as good.

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for the idea with pictures! I am totally going to use this for my school's African Safari- themed summer camp.
    PS: It's actually "voila" not wa-la, with an accent mark over the a. It's French. ;)

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    1. Personally, I like wa-la better.

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    2. Me, too! But, my French teacher did not....lol

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  2. Good luck with your summer camp, glad the pics help. And thanks for the lesson in french ;)

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  3. Thank you!!! I needed safari hats for a lesson, turned to Pinterest for inspiration, and found your hats! They'll work great! I'll add small veils for the females.

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  4. We are reading "The Wheels on the Bus" Safari Addition to a bunch of daycare centers in our area and I hope that we can incorporate this into a lesson plan! Thank you, much more fun and economical than buying hats!

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  5. This is great! We needed a bunch of safari hats for VBS and this will be perfect!

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  6. This is awesome, so doing it!! My son (my little monkey) is turning 1 in March. We are having a Safari themened party. :)

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  7. Love Carmita's idea of adding veils! Can't wait to do this for VBS.

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  8. Using this for a Safari themed storytime at the library. Thanks for the great idea!

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  9. Really good idea, what is the brand of the plates?

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  10. Can you please inform on the type of bowls and plates you used? I tried this and didn't work out with the type I purchased

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    1. Melissa sorry for the misprint on my part, they were plastic plates not paper. and the brand was vanity fair, hope this helps.

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  11. Can you please inform on the type of bowls and plates you used? I tried this and didn't work out with the type I purchased

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  12. Can you please inform on the type of bowls and plates you used? I tried this and didn't work out with the type I purchased

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  13. Such a clever idea! I wanted to let you know that I am featuring this on my site.

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  14. Hi great hats! Do you recall the color spray paint you used? Thanks in advance.

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  15. This is amazing! I'm planning my son's first birthday party and doing his cake smash tomorrow but for the life of me I can't find a safari hat, I've checked every where the only place i did was party city and it was in a kit for 24.99 or something like that. Now i can make him one for the smash and one for each of the kids attending the party! Thank you thank you thank you!

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