You can find examples of firefighter hat templates at children's crafts websites and blogs such as TeacherVision.com, FreeKidsCrafts.com, MakingFriends.com and PinkStripeySocks.com. These sites also offer step-by-step instructions on how to assemble the firefighter hats.
Many of these sites offer basic templates, as well as more detailed and customizable options with firefighter-themed clip art, badges, logos or characters.
These templates make a fun addition to a Halloween costume, a tutorial on fire safety or a class talking about community-based careers.
Because the templates are quite simple to assemble, they can also be used as part of a crafts afternoon in which children can cut out and glue the hats themselves.
You can also make your own firefighter hat with construction paper, markers, glue and paint. TheBestKidsBookSite.com has directions to make a firefighter hat. Cut an oval from a piece of red-colored construction paper, then turn one side of the oval towards you. Use scissors to shape the oval into a circle. Decorate with colors and stickers for some variety.
The firefighter is every child's hero, and an easy, do-it-yourself firefighter hat can be a great accessory for some pretend play. It can also be a fun accessory to teach children that fire is not for play.