Throughout history and in fairy tales, jesters were the "fools" in the king or queen's court. Creating a jester's hat is simple and requires few materials. Use bright primary colours and small jingle bells to complete the "foolish" look, which is perfect for plays and musicals, playing dress-up or simply to amuse your friends with some funny jokes and songs.
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Things you need
- Craft foam in primary colours
- Measuring tape
- Craft knife
- Hot glue
- Jingle bells
Measure around the head with a tape measure. Cut a 3-inch-wide strip of craft foam the length of the head circumference plus an additional 2 inches for overlap.
Cut three to five isosceles triangles from craft foam; isosceles triangles have two sides of equal length, generally two long sides and a shorter "base." The triangles for your jester's hat should be about 12 inches high and 4 to 5 inches wide at the base. Use a variety of colours for the triangles.
Glue the ends of the foam strip together in a circle to create a basic crown shape with hot glue. Glue the triangular foam shapes inside the crown pointing upward, spacing the triangles out evenly and alternating colours as you go.
Glue a bell onto the pointed end of each triangle. The weight will pull the triangle tip down toward the head, creating the classic jester shape.
Glue additional bells along the crown's headband.
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