Now that its getting closer to August, going back to school is on the brain. Before we moved, Charlotte would have been going back to elementary school as the grades run from K-5th, but in our new city, she is now out of elementary and on her way to Intermediate, which is 4th-6th.
Technically my baby has graduated elementary school and doesn’t even know it.
So whats a mom to do but host a mini (although late) graduation party, complete w/ cutesy crafty favors for the ponies. Whether you are hosting a real graduation party for K on up, or you just want to create a fun pretend moment, this is a super easy graduation cap craft!
You can use this trick to cover the top of mason jars, glitter bottles, barbie dolls, your 3 year olds head, or just about anything with a round top.
Graduation Cap Favors for Pretend Play and more!
- Construction paper
- tassel string
First I have to tell you that you do not have to use black if you do not want. I had paper that was all these vibrant colors and chose to use those!
If you are creating just for fun, you dont need to measure your first piece, but keep in mind if you are creating to fit something specific you will need to measure the width around before you cut. In any case, cut your first strip and tape into a circle.
Then cut your square top making sure its large enough to sit on top of your circle, secure down.
Next just take your tassel string, knot and secure. Voila!
Things you can do with your newly created graduation cap-
Use as favors:
Stick on Pony Heads:
Pretend your cats are graduating (I don’t recommend this one, you may lose an eyeball).
Now that you have a fun little favor, let me give you some even better information for your real graduate!
Consider these great savvy spending tips from Discover
- Celebrate with a dinner party or an outdoor BBQ. One way to make your grad feel special is to host a dinner in his/her honor. This can be in a restaurant or a barbecue in the backyard. Of course, don’t forget the guest list if it includes lots of friends and family members. Make the event extra special and give a toast to your grad recognizing all of their hard work!
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This graduation season, save on gifts from many online merchants through September 3, 2014, such as:
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- Finish Line: 15% Cashback Bonus for online purchases
- Fossil: 15% Cashback Bonus for online purchases
- Toshiba: 10% Cashback Bonus for online purchases
- Teleflora: 20% Cashback Bonus for online purchases
So whether you are inducing your kids back into a new school this fall OR gearing up for the tassel, I hope these tips, and this fun craft, help save you some time and money. By the way, I wanted to also let you know that last year I was a spokesblogger for Discover, sharing tons of great tips and savings throughout the year and I will be doing that again the next year! Be on the look out for more great ideas and ways to save every month, courtesy of our relationship.
Enjoy your last month of vacation!