How to make paper hats for children

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How to make paper hats for children
Create fun hats with construction paper. (paper samples for business cards image by Adam Radosavljevic from

Paper hats can serve as cost-effective costumes for school plays or any time kids need more props for their creative playtime. Paper hats are easy to make and kids can complete most of the process themselves. Try making paper hats with your class of children or your own children at home.

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Things you need

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Clear tape
  • Markers or crayons
  • Glue

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  1. 1

    Bend a 12 inch by 12 inch piece of construction paper into a cone. To do this, hold the two corners at the top and pull them both down. Pull one around the other and tape it over the other corner. There will be some excess paper at the bottom, but the top will form a cone, much like a wizard hat.

    How to make paper hats for children
    The top of the hat should look like a cone. (four cones image by timur1970 from
  2. 2

    Cut the excess paper off to leave only the cone with a straight bottom.

  3. 3

    Draw and cut out shapes to put on the front of the hat, such as hearts or stars.

    How to make paper hats for children
    Cut shapes to decorate your hat. (coloured shapes image by Leslie Batchelder from
  4. 4

    Decorate the shapes with markers or crayons.

  5. 5

    Glue the shapes to the paper hats.

  6. 6

    Let the glue dry before wearing your hat.

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