Marching Band Hat

To make a marching band hat, you will need: red poster board 10″ x 24″ (25.5 cm x 61 cm), white poster board 4″ x 7″ (10 cm x 18 cm), blue ribbon or paper 1 1/2″ x 9″ (4 cm x 23 cm), yellow construction paper, blue crepe paper or tissue paper, scissors, staples and glue and glitter (optional).

Instructions

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    Enlarge hat pattern and copy onto red poster board. Cut out.

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    Overlap sides of hat and try it on. Adjust overlap until hat fits snugly. Staple overlapping edges together at top and bottom.

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    Enlarge visor pattern, copy onto white poster board, and cut out.

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    Every 1/2″ (1.5 cm) along top edge of visor, cut 3/4″ (2 cm) slash (see illustration). Fold clipped edge up. Center visor along bottom front edge of hat with clipped edge of visor under hat rim; staple visor in place.

    Fringe

    Fringe 3″ x 6″ Visor 4″ x 7″

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    Place blue ribbon or paper along front of hat, directly above visor. Staple each end into place.

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    To make tassel, cut six 3″ x 6″ (7.5 cm x 15 cm) pieces of crepe or tissue paper and one 1/2″ x 6″ (1.5 cm x 15 cm) piece of red poster board. Stack papers on poster board and staple lengthwise in middle. For fringe, make cuts every 1/2″ (1.5 cm) along both sides of papers, cutting to edge of poster board. Staple one end of poster board to top of hat at front (see illustration).

    Hat

    Hat 10″ x 24″

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    Cut three 2 1/2″ (6.5 cm) stars from yellow construction paper. Decorate with glitter if desired. Staple one star at each end of blue ribbon and one at bottom of tassel.

Find the Instruments

Usually you use your ears to identify musical instruments, but this time you have to use your eyes. Find the cello, drum, flute, gong, lyre, oboe, organ, trumpet, tuba, and viola hidden in the sentences below.

Example: “The new Swedish girl’s name is Pia,” Nora said.

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    Little Tommy would rummage through his toy box every day.

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    Dan would never join a mob or gang of hoodlums.

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    The problem is in either the battery cell or the on/off switch.

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    At the railroad station we saw a hobo eating a candy bar.

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    “My little brother is having a temper tantrum,” Peter said.

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    Put your sore foot in the tub and soak it.

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    When Jean had the flu, ten friends visited her.

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    Levi, Olan, and John were my great-uncles.

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    We saw a red wagon going down the road.

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    Aunt Elizabeth recently returned home from a mission.

Answers:

(1) would rummage, (2) or gang, (3) cell or, (4) hobo eating, (5) tantrum,” Peter, (6) tub and, (7) flu, ten, (8) Levi, Olan, (9) wagon going, (10) recently returned.

Animal Tangles

The names of three animals with distinguishing marks appear here in proper order, but they are all tangled together. Can you untangle them?

L T Z E O I E P B G A R R A E D R

Answers:

leopard, tiger, zebra

Word Square

Read the clues, then fill in the squares to create words that are the same from left to right and from top to bottom.

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    Opposite of narrow

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    Thought

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    Loved one

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    What we hear with

Answers:

(1) wide, (2) idea, (3) dear, (4) ears

Toothpick Fish

Jesus would like all of us to be fishers of men, but quite often we forget to help our fellowmen. Make these pretty toothpick fish to hang on lampshades, in windows, or wherever you’re most apt to see them to remind you to be a fisher of men.

To make a fish, you will need: 1/2″ x 6″ (1.3 cm x 15 cm) strip of cardboard, glue, flat toothpicks, pencil, scissors, thread, and paint or colored felt-tip pens.

Toothpick Fish
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    Glue toothpicks on one side of cardboard strip (see illustration).

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    Let glue dry completely, then lightly draw fish outline on glued toothpicks and cut around outline.

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    Repeat steps 1 and 2 on other side of cardboard strip, using already-cut outline as guide.

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    Color fish, then tie thread to fish so that it hangs evenly, as though it were swimming.

Hidden Insects

Read up, down, forward, backward, and diagonally to find the ant, aphid, beetle, bumblebee, butterfly, caterpillar, cicada, cricket, flea, fly, gnat, grasshopper, hornet, katydid, leafhopper, locust, and moth caught in this maze of letters.

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Title of Liberty

Moroni tore a piece from his coat and made it into a banner that he called the title of liberty. Use the key to decipher the message that he wrote on the title of liberty.

Answer:

“In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children.”