No one would dream of keeping her patriotic spirit under her hat on the Fourth of July, but it's the perfect date for wearing a festive all-American cap to a holiday parade or party.
Lay the square of red gift wrap printed side down on a flat working surface. Top it with the blue square, but this time make sure the printed side faces up.
Trim the edges to create a large circle and mark five equally spaced points around the circumference. From each point, make a cut that extends about two thirds of the way to the middle.
Center the double-layer snipped circle atop your child's head and shape the crown of the hat by gathering the paper around the top of her forehead. Create a hatband by wrapping colored masking tape around the base of the crown, then reinforce it with a second layer of masking tape.
Remove the hat and roll the sides of each star point so that the red-and-white paper forms a border along the edge. Firmly tape the rolled edges in place. For a finishing touch, securely tape a spray of decorative tinsel to the side of the hatband, and the hat is ready to wear.