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how to make paper hats

how to make paper hats

It has been part of any childhood to be able to make something out of paper. One of the first things we learned is how to make paper hats. It’s easy to do and it’s fun to wear! Below are three different kinds of paper hats that are so simple to do. With a bit of creativity, you can make them uniquely your own. Sailor’s Hat

  1. You will need a rectangular piece of paper. Fold it crosswise.

  2. Fold it again lengthwise and make a crease. Open the paper.

  3. Using the crease as a guide, fold the outer corner toward the middle crease, making a small triangle.

  4. Do the same to the other corner. Fold it inwards toward the center crease. You now should have a triangle with an excess flap at the bottom.

  5. Fold one flap upward. Make sure that you fold from the base of the triangle. Flip it over and do the same on the other flap.


  6. Open it from the inside and tuck the flaps in to secure it. You now have your sailor’s hat!

Cone Hat
  1. Prepare the essential materials. You will need a large piece of paper, pencil, tape measure, pair of scissors, and any colored pencils or crayons to decorate your hat.

  2. Measure your head, from your forehead, all the way back and add one inch.

  3. Draw a big triangle on your board making sure that the base of your triangle is the same as your measurement in the step no. 2.

  4. Using this triangle as the base, make the base a little bit circular.

  5. Cut out the pattern with a pair of scissors.

  6. Design the pattern by coloring it or pasting cut-out shapes from colored paper.

  7. Once you are done, make a cone out of the pattern. Measure it for your head to see if it fits securely. You can make some adjustments as needed.

  8. Once you are satisfied with the fit, attach it from the inside using tape.

Party Hats
  1. You will need paper of different complementing designs, a round plate, scissors, glue, and a pencil.

  2. Trace your round plate on your paper with a pencil. Choose two different but complementing patterns, or you can also choose to use one piece of paper with print and the other without.

  3. Cut out the pattern with the scissors.

  4. Attach the two circular patterns by overlapping them together. The top circle should be closed together and the bottom open. You will be making a cone-like structure.

  5. Measure it on your head to see if it fits.

  6. Glue the pieces together once you are satisfied with the fit.

  7. You can place little pom poms or tassels at the tip of the hat to make it more festive.

These are three, very easy ways to make paper hats.  What is special about these designs is that you can show off your creativity by designing them. You can use different kinds of papers depending on what you want the outcome to be. If you love to paint, you can paint directly on the hat and personalize it.  You can also use pastel colors or plain crayons. Cut-outs are also a great way to design it. If you’re making party hats, you can print the name of each guest on the hat to make it even more personalized. There are no rigid rules in the steps on how to make paper hats. These are guidelines on how you can make one.  Feel free to explore other possible ways to jazz up your creations because that is the fun part!


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