Monday, April 29, 2013

Poppins Book Nook: The Magic Hat by Mem Fox

We read the book The Magic Hat by Mem Fox.  It was a cute little book that was about a magic hat the flew around and whoever it landed on, it turned them into an animal.  When the magician came to town to get his hat, he turned all the animals back into people with his magic wand.

Conner wanted to make an airplane to fly in the wind since it was too windy for a kite. 

Then we set off to make a magicians hat.  He painted some stars and some moons.

I used a big sheet of blue construction paper and taped it together.  Then I cut it to make it flat on the bottom.

Then I cut 1/4 inch slits in the bottom of it.

Out of another big piece of construction paper, I marked the inside of the hat and cut it out.  Then I used tape to attach the two.

Then he glued his stars and moons on his hat.

We used a stick for his wand and he went around trying to turn his animals into people.

Poor Lexie just wanted to sleep!

Bailey was only interested in eating it!

Poor Miss Snickers wanted to use it as a scratching post.

All in all, I think he enjoyed being a magician for the day!



  1. He looks like he's having a great time with it! Love the animals' responses to it too!

  2. What a cute little wizard you have there! I thought maybe he turned some people into a dog and cat from the pictures! lol

  3. I love that hat! I'm thinking I might try making a version of it out of fabric........ The kids would LOVE that!

    1. I had originally planned on making it out of felt, but wanted him to be involved with the process. Since he loves it and has been playing with it a lot, I plan on going ahead and making it with the felt!

  4. Looks like so much fun! What a great hat! I haven't read this storybook before so I have written it down to borrow it from our library next time we are there :-)