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« on: September 17, 2008 11:08:27 PM »

Hello -- I am lobbing this question out here in the hopes that one of you creative, crafty folks might be able to help me create a simple craft idea.

I am part of my children's PTO at a French Immersion school.  We are hosting a Family Fun Night soon and, as part of it, we are planning to do a fake "photo op" in front of the Eiffel Tower.  Our plan was to allow families and groups of friends to wear berets and draw face-paint moustaches and then take a group picture in front of a backdrop featuring the Eiffel Tower.  It should be very cute!

We have bought about 12 black wool berets for people to wear in the photos, but unfortunately our community is experiencing a bit of a lice epidemic.  We still plan to provide the berets as optional headgear, but since they'll be shared and there's no way to fully decontaminate between wearings, we also wanted to provide a low-cost, simple alternative.  Someone suggested we let the kids make their own "paper berets" as a craft before they take pictures.

This sounds great in theory, but I'm not sure if it works that well in practice.  So far, I've had two ideas:

1) Use circles of black construction paper, cut an inner circle out of one as a head opening, tape the two outer circles together on the edges, and then attempt to wear it like a hat.

I haven't tried this yet, but I see two problems.  First, I don't think it will look very good.  Second, we've got about 500 people who could attend and that's 1000 sheets of black construction paper that have to be cut into circles before they arrive.

2) Make a "faux" silhouette of a beret -- basically the shape of a beret if you were facing someone head-on.  Sort of like the one-dimensional pirate hats that kids can get that use an elastic band around the back.

I'm a little more intrigued by this idea and am wondering if it could be done out of paper, felt, foam, etc.?  We could provide a template and parents and kids could work together to cut out a single "hat."  And maybe they just use a piece of double-sided tape to stick it on for the time it takes to take a picture?

My questions are -- What do you think of either of these ideas?  Can you improve upon them?  Do you have any other suggestions?  I'm not very creative myself, so I'd love to get some ideas from those of you who are!  Thanks in advance... Susan

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008 12:52:17 AM »

I teach pre-k and have had lots of experience with paper hats (we make them about 12 times a year for different units and theme days).  Your faux silhouette idea is the easier one but you don't have to tape them on.  Provide extra black tagboard or construction paper so the parents can make headbands to tape or staple the beret to.  I am not talking about a headband that sits on the head like a girls accessory; but rather a circle that fits snugly around the head like a crown.  The band wont show in the photo and the kids can comfortably wear the paper beret throughout the entire event.  The bands should be about 1 1/2 " wide.
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008 10:47:31 PM »

hmm.. i was thinking you should get a big piece of thick cardboard and draw on bodies and a beret, cutting a space between the body and hat for their head to go. Then draw the eiffel tower smaller behind them so that it looks like it is in the distance and theyre standing in front of it.

 Kinda like those billboard things you get your pictures taken in at shows and amusement parks and such. the only problem would be that only a set number of people could be in the one photo though im sure the kids will attempt to fit two heads in the one hole!

Hope that this makes sense and was helpful!

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