How to make an adult-sized paper sailor hat

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How to make an adult-sized paper sailor hat

Making paper sailor hats is a creative and simple project for children. Children love playing pirates and letting their imaginations run wild. But these paper sailor hats aren't just for kids. No one's too old to play a little dress-up. Grab a section of your daily newspaper, and you will have all the supplies you need to make your own adult-sized paper sailor hat. These hats can be worn for fun or add a comical touch to a sailor or pirate costume.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Newspaper

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Unfold a newspaper and lay out an entire sheet.

    How to make an adult-sized paper sailor hat
  2. 2

    Fold down the top of the newspaper, cutting it in half horizontally.

    How to make an adult-sized paper sailor hat
  3. 3

    Fold down the left corner. Don't fold it too far to the right. There should be a few inches between the fold and the middle crease in the newspaper.

    How to make an adult-sized paper sailor hat
  4. 4

    Fold down the right corner the same way, leaving approximately 4 inches in between the folds.

    How to make an adult-sized paper sailor hat
  5. 5

    Fold the bottom up over the two folds. This will keep the hat from falling apart.

    How to make an adult-sized paper sailor hat
  6. 6

    Turn the hat over and fold the back up to match the front.

    How to make an adult-sized paper sailor hat
  7. 7

    Open the bottom. The newspaper is now a hat. Your head will fit into the bottom.

    How to make an adult-sized paper sailor hat

Tips and warnings

  • You can staple and tape the folds together to make the hat more secure.

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