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it’s been HOT lately and I’m always asking the kids to cover up and wear a sun hat while outdoors. They don’t always listen. But recently I made this colorful sun hat in my daughter’s favorite pattern – rainbow. And now it’s not so hard convincing them to wear a hat.

Find out how easy it is to make your own cheerful rainbow floppy sun hat!

DIY Rainbow Sun Hat – Materials:

White floppy hat

Craft paints in rainbow colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)

– Paintbrush (helpful to have a medium flat one and small one for touch-up details)


Step 1. You may want to measure and note 6 equal parts on the brim of the hat in pencil first so the arches are similar in size. For our hat, we just counted the bands on the hat and painted approximately the same width using the same number of bands for each color.

Step 2. Start from the inner part of the hat by color, painting with purple first.

Step 3. Continue with the rest of the colors in rainbow pattern.

Step 4. Once you’re done painting all the colors, use a small tipped brush to fill in any white spots. It’s hard to get them all, we sure didn’t but got most of them.

Enjoy your bright and happy floppy sun hat!

My daughter gasped when she saw the hat. Rainbows are her favorite things in the world. This hat is sure to get similar gasps and stares when worn outdoors!

It’s the perfect summer hat.

What are your favorite rainbow projects for kids? Check out these cool rainbow science experiments and rainbow art projects.

And tons more creative projects for kids!


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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.