What you need:
Blue construction paper
Red construction paper
White strips (4 per hat)
Step 1: cut the center circle out of a paper plate.
Step 2: assembly the top hat, glue the 4 white stripes on the blue paper. Then, add the red brim. On the red brim I have given yellow stars or had them draw stars. This year I just had them draw their own stars.
Step 3: staple the hat onto the paper plate.
Step 4: have students pull apart cotton balls and glue onto the bottom half of the paper plate.
TA-DA you have a presidents hat!! :-)