Fleece Penguin Hat Craft Kit
I bought these at the end of last season on super clearance and they were a huge hit! The moms and kids loved them at our annual holiday party! The kids ranged in age from about 2-6 and each of them enjoyed the hats! Moms had to help with the little kids but it was worth it. The hats are quite roomy and a bit big for the younger ones but they will be able to wear them for many seasons!
December 27, 2010
Best for Older Kids
Only get this project for kids whom you trust with a hot glue gun or sewing machine. If they can't handle those appliances, there isn't much for them to do here except knot the thread at the top of the hat. The material here is pretty cheap, and I doubt it'll do much to keep someone's head warm, but it's a cute idea for a hat that last one season at the most.
December 1, 2010
These are a wonderful deal and cute! After folding the border, I went ahead and sewed completely around so it wouldn't fall down (also tucking in the white penguin face and sewing along bottom). I don't think these can be beat at $1 each!
January 27, 2010
This project was great. I ordered it for my 8yr old bday party where we did 6 craft stations. This was one of the best ones. The craft was so cute...all the kids wore them while leaving the party. Directions were easy and the product/outcome was great. I would definitely recommend this.
January 19, 2010
Awesome group craft!
I bought this (on clearance) for a monthly playdate with my moms group. There were 19 kids, ages 18 mo - 4 yrs, and the moms helped their own kids. It was a HUGE hit. The kids loved the hats and the moms were so happy to have something other than a foam sticker craft. (It's very hard to find a craft for that age range that can be done in a few minutes per child.) My son keeps pulling out the leftover kits and asking to make another one.
All the moms loved that the pieces all came pre-cut and individually packaged so there was no digging for an eye or a cheek, etc. The finished product was super cute, too!!
Tip: if you want the felt pieces to be extra sturdy, maybe hot glue them later, after the kids are done? Or sew them on for extra security? But otherwise, just have fun fun fun!
January 15, 2010
Cute Penquin Hats
My students love making and wearing these hats every January when we study about penquins of the south pole. The quality of these hats is very good and they are easy to assemble. I use tacky glue for the face pieces and then sew on the button eyes.
January 9, 2010
Bigger Than Expected
The quality and pieces of this item are good and it is easy to make. However, the finished product was bigger than expected. I wanted to make this item for 3-4 year olds, but it may fit better on 5-7 year olds.
November 18, 2009
We made these with my daughters 8/9 yr old friends. We used fabric glue to put the pieces on and they came out great! Kids had a little trouble with folding the brim up but it still looks cute as the button eyes. They love wearing them to school. What a great easy craft! And it's useful!
February 5, 2009
Fabulous Penguin Hat
I am a pre-kindergarten teacher and every January I teach a unit on Penguins at the South Pole. My students make these hats every year. They love learning about penguins and their habitat and have so much fun being a penguin with their hat that we turn our classroom into the southpole and invite their families to join us on a penguin adventure.
January 19, 2009
I purchased these hats as a winter fun activity for my 18 Brownie Girl Scouts. They had the best time putting them together....they were super easy and so much fun for the girls to be able to say that they "made them>"
December 14, 2008