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Occupational Head Gear

Hats to Ball Caps

Hats and caps come in all styles including fedoras, berets, ball caps to cowboy hats and bowler hats. Most hats serve a purpose related to the occupation in some way, whether the purpose is functionary such as with the hard hat to protect the head from falling objects or wide-brimmed sombrero hat of Mexico and the Philippines which provides much needed shade from the hot sun.

Hats for Status, Authority or Wealth

There are unique and distinguishable hat or cap designs suitable for nearly every career field or occupation. Head coverings serve not only to protect the wearer's eyes and head from the bright, hot sun and elements such as rain, sleet and snow, but hats also help others to identify the rank, file or status of the wearer. A crown serves to identify the wearer as powerful and in charge.

Official Hats

Official hats (and uniforms) such as the ones worn by police make it easier for people to immediately identify an authority figure. The large billowing hat of a master chef lets everyone in the restaurant know who prepared the masterpiece of a meal set before you. The color and shape of the bright yellow hard hat in a construction area lets everyone know that objects may fall painfully upon your noggin from above, so you'd better grab one before entering the zone.

Materials To Keep On Hand

Paper Trivia: Did you know that you can only fold a sheet of printer paper in half seven times? Give it a try. It doesn't matter how thick or thin the paper is, once you get to the seventh fold, the paper will not bend or budge.

Sun catchers. To create a translucent, stained glass ornaments effect, apply a bit of lemon oil to the back sides of paper ornaments to create a.

Hang the ornaments on trees, in windows, anywhere bright colorful decorations are desired.

Construct a large paper-tree for the wall with shades of green construction paper. Draw a large tree on a sheet of easel pad paper to tack onto a wall or other flat surface, then decorate with paper ornaments.

  • Types of Paper:
    • Construction - many colors
    • Copier - many colors
    • Tissue
    • Crepe
    • Cardboard
    • Cardstock - many colors
    • Tracing
    • Water-color
    • Drawing
    • Onionskin
    • Paper tubes - TP tissue, paper towel and gift-wrap
    • Foam craft sheets - many colors
    • Magnet sheets - Make refrigerator magnets
    • Stiff Stencil - Paint repeating patterns on items, embroidery, latch-hook rug patterns
    • Felt sheets - Make filled or layered ornaments
  • Some Mediums & Tools to keep handy for the creative process.
    • Colorful Markers - fine to thick point
    • Wax Crayons - stock up around school sales
    • Water color sets - and plastic tablecloths
    • Chalk - many colors
    • Colored pencils - many colors
    • Tempura finger paints - primary colors - mixing to discover is half the fun
    • Paint brushes - fine tip to standard school size child's brush size at least.
    • Straws - paper not plastic
    • Tooth picks - age appropriate
    • Sponges - cut into shapes or purchase for blotting paint shapes
    • Needlepoint, embroidery thread and stretcher hoops
    • Puffy paint and glitter - to draw words, images and shapes on cloth
    • Wine corks
    • Celluclay - A handy pulverized paper product that resembles clay for paper mache'
    • Modeling clay - reusable, come in colors, good for making molds
    • Pottery clay - Only if you expect to use a kiln
    • Silicon molds and release spray
    • Wooden shapes - to paint for ornaments and gifts
    • Decal sheets for window decals
    • Cloth scrap pieces left overs from sewing
    • Clay modeling tools - ll sorts, combs, forks, dental picks, anything to make interesting cuts and patterns
    • Plain tee shirts