If I must say so myself my children all have wonderful heads, which makes them great candidates at becoming Hatters!
They actually practiced that very thing when they created their own Mad Hatter Paper Hat Craft out of construction paper, and other random leftover crafting supplies.
Of course they were excited to make this hands on activity because we saw an advanced screening of Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass while at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration.
We absolutely love this new film and it’s unique story, and after seeing all the amazing scenes full of color and magic, well it wasn’t too hard to come up with inspiration for this Mad Hatter Paper Hat Craft. To make your own unique creation, details are below.
To recreate the Mad Hatter Paper Hat Craft you will need the following:
- 3 colors of construction paper (We chose white, blue, and purple)
- Buttons, Pom Poms, stickers, or other embellishments
First cut out a rectangle shape from a sheet of construction paper, as a guide I measured it out 4 inches wide and 6 inches long (this was our blue). Next, cut out of the same sheet a piece that is 1 inch wide and 6 inches long.
From the other color (in our case the purple) cut out a piece that is 1 inch wide and 4 inches long.
Then, glue the same colored pieces side by side on the white paper. Next, glue the feathers down by gluing the purple piece over the top of the hat at the rim.
It is then time to start embellishing the hat with buttons, stickers, or gems. It is really up to the creator (or your Mad Hatter).
To finish the Mad Hatter Paper Hat Craft, write at the bottom, “The Hatter’s the Matter”.
This craft is that simple to make, and great for hand eye coordination as well as fun way for children to express themselves.
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This all-new spectacular adventure features the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland to save her friend the Mad Hatter.
Directed by James Bobin, who brings a unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer.
“Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall.
We are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.
Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past three years sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland.
Reuniting with her friends the White Rabbit, Absolem, the White Queen and the Cheshire Cat, Alice must save the Hatter and Underland itself, before time runs out.
Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” opens in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.
I hope you enjoy this craft and highly recommend that you watch the movie!
Carlee @ FLL
A special thank you goes out to Walt Disney Studios for providing the photos and film information for this post.