Make & Take Thursday - Make a spooky engine driver's hat

Gather your materials

To make your engine driver's hat, you'll need the following materials:

  • Hat template ( or copy the shapes onto thin card) Download the template
  • Strip of card  
  • Glue, stapler or tape 
  • Coloured pens, pencils or paint 


Make your hat - step-by-step

Step 1

Template for hat

Print out the hat template and cut out the pieces or copy the shapes onto card.


Step 2

Hat-band and stapler

Use a strip of card to make the hat-bandYou can add decoration first. Check it’s the right size for your head, then fasten it in place with a stapler or tape. 


Step 3

Hat shape and glue

Glue the yellow strip and pumpkin to the black hat shape.


Step 4

Hat stuck to hat-band

Stick the black hat shape to your hat-band. 


Step 5

Little girl wearing hat


Add any finishing touches.

All aboard the spooky train!

Share your creations!

We’d love to see your hat! You could wear it to the museum if you’re coming for a train ride, or ask an adult to take a photo then share it: tag us on Twitter at @Stephensonrail, use the #Stephensonathome hashtag, or post them on our Facebook page

Train driver