Image of craft materials for making a cardboard hat for Bloomsday

Activity

Bloomsday Hats Live Workshop

Join us live to celebrate Bloomsday by constructing your very own ‘Boater Hat’. We will use cardboard, tape, and scissors to create Bloomsday hats! This is an activity for the whole family – you can help each other with the head measurements and pose for a family photo when your hats are complete! Once we all have the basic hat shape, we will customise it as inspired by the numerous hats in the Chester Beatty collection. For our younger viewers please ask an adult to help you with using any sharp instruments.

This live workshop will run between 1pm – 2pm.

Materials needed before you start the workshop:
cardboard (cereal box cardboard & a thicker cardboard) – as much as you can find!
scissors
masking tape
ductape
pen
measuring tape
ruler

Optional materials:
toilet roll tubes
ribbon
dark coloured material
feathers
flowers
paint
scalpel (if old enough to use one)
markers

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Closed today

Monday to Friday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:45am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:30pm


Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb
Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec


Admission is Free
Suggested donation €5

Map

Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92