Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the USA, used to wear a black stovepipe hat. You can make a tiny version of Lincoln’s stovepipe hat using a toilet paper tube and black construction paper.
- Black construction paper
- Toilet paper tube (1 tube makes two hats)
- A pencil
Cut a toilet paper tube in half, making two short tubes.
Cut out a 2 inch by 6 inch rectangle of black construction paper.
Trace a circle on black construction paper, using a tube as your guide. Draw four small rectangles around the edges of the circle. Cut this out (this will be the top of the hat).
Trace another circle on a piece of black construction paper, using the tube as your guide. Draw a larger circle around this circle, about 1/2 inch outside the first circle. Cut out along the larger circle (this will be the hat’s brim).
Continuing with the brim, cut a series of lines through the inner circle. Fold these triangular pieces upwards.
Glue or tape the triangular pieces of the hat’s brim inside the half toilet tube.
Now, for the top on the hat, use the circle with tabs. Fold the tabs where they meet the circle. Put the small black paper circle on the top of the hat, taping the rectangular tabs to the tube.
Place the rectangle of black paper around the central part of the hat. Glue it securely.
You now have a tiny stovepipe hat to help you celebrate Presidents’ Day.