How to make an origami nurses cap

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How to make an origami nurses cap
A nurses cap can be made with a few folds. (Anna Roberts)

For a fun fancy dress costume, the nurse's uniform is easy to put together. Nurses no longer wear the recognisable white dress and cap, but the traditional outfit is still a popular costume. You can make your own origami nurse's cap in just a few minutes with some inexpensive supplies.Wear it proudly to all your fancy dress festivities. Making your own costume is fun, and it saves you money.

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Things you need

  • 21.2 x 16.2 cm (8.5 x 6.5 inch) sheet of white paper
  • Scissors
  • Stud or tape

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  1. 1

    Fold the top 1/3 of the sheet of paper down. This forms a brim.

  2. 2

    Cut at a 45-degree angle from the bottom corners of the paper. Cut towards the centre of the page, leaving an inch or two between the ends of the cuts.

  3. 3

    Place the paper with the brim face down on the table.

  4. 4

    Bring down the two outer triangles that were formed. Bend the central triangle over both of them to form the cap.

  5. 5

    Secure the three layers in the back together with a stud or a piece of tape.

Tips and warnings

  • Use hair grips to secure the cap onto your head.

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