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Looking for a project or papercraft to decorate a children's party? These fun hats are the perfect choice!
In fact, these even make a great activity to do with children at a party if there aren't too many over-excited little ones in the group. All they take are a few folds and some gentle opening.
And it doesn't have to be a birthday to wear a fun hat, so even when there isn't an event you could whip a few of these up as a quick-costume-fix. Think Peter Pan or a pirate. Children will love telling you what their hat is and they can design them in any colour or pattern they fancy - just make sure you've got plenty of different papers to choose from.
If your little one does decide on a particularly themed hat you could take things a step further and decorate their head wear. Try sticking a feather in the side of the brim for a dramatice feature or stick on plastic jewels for a little prince or princess.
You will need
- A4 paper in your choice of pattern or colour
How to make a paper hat
Fold a large sheet of paper in half horizontally to create a neat fold, pressing firmly with one hand to get a strong crease.
Make the peak of the hat by folding the top 2 corners of the folded edge to meet at the centre, with the flaps lining up.
To make the brim, lift up the bottom flap and fold it up. Flip the paper over, and repeat with the other flap. Carefully open the hat. Ta-dah! You should be looking at some beautiful new headwear - we just can't guarantee it'll keep your head warm!
Are party hats a crafty tradition in your house? We'd love to see your snaps! Let us know in our comments below or send us a picture on our Facebook page (opens in new tab).
Craft by: Suzie Attaway
Rosie is an experienced food and drinks journalist who has spent over a decade writing about restaurants, cookery, and foodie products. Previously Content Editor at Goodto.com and Digital Food Editor on Woman&Home, Rosie is well used to covering everything from food news through to taste tests. Now, as well as heading up the team at SquareMeal - the UK's leading guide to restaurants and bars - she also runs a wedding floristry business in Scotland called Lavender and Rose.
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