Learn about animals by creating a super cute DIY animal hat. It's easy to make and the students will love getting involved in the creation and wearing them!

Let's get started!

Supplies needed:

  • Ellison® Prestige® Pro Machine (#19101) or Ellison® SuperStar™ Excel Machine Only w/Extended Sliding Tray & Sliding Adapter Pad (#30650)
  • Ellison® SureCut™ Die - Leaf, Birch - Large (#13801-LG)
  • Sizzix™ Making Essential - Cardstock (#663007)
  • PVA Glue
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Scissors


  1.  Die-cut two leaves using the Birch Leaf Die (#13801-LG) out of dark brown cardstock.
  2. Cut a strip of cream card that is big enough to fit around your student's head (you may require 2 strips of card).
  3. Next, use the acrylic paint to add the muzzle, nose and eyes of the dog onto one of the cream strip of card.
  4. Adhere the leaves to the top of this strip of card to form the ears.
  5. Use the double sided tape to adhere the hat together.

This project is versatile and can be used to create a variety of animals!

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