Graduation Cap Card

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Graduation Cap Card
Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

Kids can help their favorite grad celebrate his/her achievement by making this homemade card for graduation. It will be sure to be treasured long after the cap and gown have been hung up in the closet.

Download Graduation Cap Card Template

What you'll need

  • 1 sheet red construction paper
  • 24" yellow yarn or embroidery floss
  • Scissors
  • Yellow button
  • ½ sheet black felt
  • Gold paint pen
  • Red fine point marker
  • White craft or felt glue
  • Pattern
Helpful Tip:

Use construction paper that matches the graduation colors. If you'd like to get really precise, use the colors of the grad's tassel in your tassel by combining colors of floss or yarn. Black construction paper can be used in place of felt for the hat.

How to make it

  1. Fold construction paper in half, and then fold it in half again the opposite direction to make a small card. (See photo.)

  2. Cut off 2 inches from the floss or yarn and set aside.

  3. Fold remaining floss or yarn in half so that both ends meet. Fold in half again and again until the length is only 2 inches. (See photo.) 

  4. Use the 2-inch piece of floss to tie a knot around the top ½ inch of floss to create the tassel. Use scissors to cut the looped ends. (See photo.)

  5. Using the patterns as a guide cut the hat pieces from the black felt and glue together. Glue the tassel to the hat and glue the button to the tassel. (See photo.)

  6. Glue the hat onto the top section of the card. Use a gold paint pen to write "WAY TO GO GRAD!" underneath the hat. Outline the gold letters with a fine point red marker. (See photo.)

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