Graduation Cap Template (Free Download)

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Download the Free DIY Graduation Cap Template and make this Easy Preschool Graduation Activity for Kids. Find step-by-step instructions and Easy Paper Crafts on!

This Easy Paper Graduation Cap is perfect for preschool graduation, kindergarten graduation, or just for fun. Get the Free Graduation Cap Template below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with only about 10 minutes of cutting.

preschool graduation cap

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Here’s What You Need for Your Grad Cap

Here’s your paper graduation cap supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my full disclosure policy for more information):

Make this easy Preschool Graduation craft while reading these fun Books:

Watch this video of a graduation book read-aloud. It’s perfect for Preschoolers and kindergarteners:

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Graduation Cap Template Printable

Download the Free Graduation Cap Template Printable. In the next step, learn how to quickly cut out as many shapes as you need.

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Download the Graduation Cap Template PDF to make this fun craft.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Cap and Mortarboard Shapes

Once you have the Cap templates printed out, staple them to construction paper and cut out multiple shapes at a time.

graduation cap template - cut out and ready to put together

Note: If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 6-10 sheets of construction paper.

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.

Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Step 3: How to Assemble

The kids will have so much fun making their own Kindergarten Graduation Caps!

Kindergarten Graduation cap image- Free Template

I recommend having a cap that is already put together so the children can see what the final version will look like.

  1. The “V” shape is the front, If you’re going to write the child’s name on the hat do it FIRST.
  2. Staple the two long pieces together to fit the child’s head.
  3. The tassel is a little tricky. You might have to put the had on the child’s head and then find the best place to glue the tassel.
preschool graduation cap - gluing together
use the tabs to glue the hat to the mortarboard. I attached them with a glue stick

And you’re finished with this fun craft!

This is such a fun and simple paper craft for preschoolers.

Make this Paper Graduation Cap for Preschool Graduation, Kindergarten Graduation, Daycare Graduation or just for fun at home.

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As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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