We made a Sydney Opera House hat made from paper plates! It’s actually very simple to make and would be great to wear around Australia Day, which is on 26th of January. You only need a few basic materials to make it too.
Indulge me for a minute as I share a little Australia pride with you. 😉
Possum (aged 4 years) is showing a keen interest in the world around her and various landmarks within “Ma-straylia” (Australia). I found it hard to resist crafting up one of these fun Sydney Opera House hats made from paper plates.
The Sydney Opera House is an iconic performing arts building in Australia and invites over 1.2 million people to see performances from all over the world each year. It’s a special venue, especially to us Australians. To look at, the Sydney Opera House has these incredible arcs that are known as ‘shells’. It really is a building like nowhere else in the world.
To make your very own Sydney Opera House hat you will need –
- Paper plates x 5
Begin by drawing an ‘eye shape’ on one of your paper plates and cut it out. Repeat this step on each of the 5 paper plates and discard the eye shape middle.
Match up all the outer edges of the paper plates and staple them together as shown above. So one staple the top of one edge and then another staple 5 cm further long. Repeat this on all the paper plates you have cut. Match them, staple them and get ready to build and put together your hat!
Take two of your plates and attach them together at the base as shown above.
Attach a third paper plate. Ensure you are keeping an opening for where the head is to sit.
With the fourth paper plate arc, staple it in the opposite direction.
This will be a clever hat that Possum will have a great time wearing over Australia Day. I did find that the elastic is important as it can be a little hard to balance on the head without it.
Have you ever been to the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia?
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