Juliet and I made some fancy paper plate hats a few months ago. I thought I would share this because it was a big hit with her. She said to me as we were making them, "Now THIS is a craft I'm going to with my kids someday."
It was pretty simple to set up: I cut some slits in the center of the paper plate, threaded some ribbon through and we were ready to embellish. We had jewels and feathers in our craft box. Regular glue worked fine.
Here's a view of the back.
Here's the final creation. After letting it dry, we tied it on. Mine stayed on fine, but Juliet's kept falling off--I think it was too big, so I suggest using a dessert sized plate for your preschooler. However, we just used some bobby pins to pin it in place--it ended up working after that.
Of course, it was the perfect accessory for watching the Royal Wedding on her pink scooter.
Have you read Jennie's Hat by Ezra Jack Keats? I love the illustrations in this book and it features several beautiful and fantastic hats.