How to Make a Paper Doctor's Hat

Updated April 17, 2017

A child spends much of his time in the world of make-believe turning household objects into fantastical creatures or a patch of grass into a haunted forest. Although children have immense imaginations, they often enjoy the use of props and costumes in addition to the mind's eye. The next time your child decides to play doctor, help him create his own paper doctor's hat. Chances are he will believe it's the real thing.

Cut the paper into a strip long enough to fit around your child's head right above the eyebrows. The strip should be about 1 inch wide.

Wrap the paper around the top of your child's head. Mark where it needs to be cut, allowing 1 to 2 inches of the paper to overlap, cut off the excess.

Glue the ends of the paper strip together and hold it until it is dry and secure.

Draw or trace a circle 3 to 4 inches in diameter onto the aluminium foil and cut it out.

Glue the centre of the foil circle onto the front of the strip of paper and hold it in place until it dries. The foil circle will serve as a make-believe light.


Make a name tag for your child by cutting a rectangle out of white construction paper. Write your child's name preceded by "Dr." on the paper and tape it to his shirt. Give your child a stethoscope or rubber gloves to complete the outfit.

Things You'll Need

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Aluminium Foil
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Having graduated from Purchase College with a B.A. in creative writing, Corinna Ricard-Farzan has been writing professionally since 2008. As well as writing, she attends events and storefronts working to promote renewable energy and sustainable living in Westchester, New York. Her areas of expertise include but are not limited to physical health and fitness, nutrition, arts and crafts and pet care.