Draw a line from the outside edge of the paper plate into the center.
On the construction paper, draw different shapes (note: some ideas for shapes your child can cut are red, blue, and white stripes, stars, or circles for 4th of July, hearts for Valentine’s day, or flowers for springtime).
Provide the child with a pair of scissors and ask him to first cut along the line you drew on the plate and then cut the different shapes you traced on the paper.
Overlap the edges of the paper plate to create a hat shape and staple them together.
Have the child glue the different cut out shapes on the hat.
Finally, help your child poke two holes on each side of the plate and put the lace through each hole.