You will need:
- brown construction paper
- red, yellow, blue and green candies
- hot glue
- the printable ties
- a hole punch
- baker’s twine
Cut strips of construction paper about 3 and 1/2 inches tall and wide enough to make a loop. The easiest way to make these is to use a paper towel roll as a form. Wrap the paper around the roll and hot glut the edge. It should be loose enough to slide off the roll.
Cut brown circles out of construction paper, I used a CD as a guide but a bowl or other round object would work well too. Hot glue the tube to the circle to form the hat.
Fill the hats with colored candies. Blue for Ravenclaw, red for Gryffindor, yellow for Hufflepuff and green for Slytherin. I filled equal numbers of each hat with each color for the party.
Twist the top of the tube together and bend it to the side to make it look like the Sorting Hat.
I mixed that hats all up so there wouldn’t be too many of any one kind in a row. My daughter is a proud Ravenclaw and since it was her birthday, I wrote her name on a Ravenclaw hat so she would be sure to get her house.
For the ties, I printed out the printable (found after the tie pictures), punched holes in either side of the top part of the tie and strung baker’s twine through the holes so we could hang around their necks. It was really fun to have something for them to wear that showed their house.
You can see in the pictures from the party, the girl in front is being sorted with blue M&Ms spilling from her hat and the girl in back is getting her tie.
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