With a piece of newsprint and a little imagination, you can be different! It might not be that different either, but making paper hats can be fun and a great craft activity for kids. Try three ways to make a unique paper hat that can bring a lot of fun.
Method 1 of 3: Newsprint Hat
Step 1. Spread a sheet of newsprint on the table
You can use other types of paper as well, as long as it's the same size as a sheet of newspaper to make a hat that's the right size for your head. Newsprint is also easier to fold than cardboard or paper documents.
Step 2. Fold the newspaper along the vertical crease line
Newsprint usually has two folds, namely a vertical fold that divides the newspaper into two pages, and a horizontal fold where the newspaper can be folded in half. Fold the vertical bend of the newspaper and place it on the table. Your newsprint is currently in a horizontal position.
Step 3. Fold one corner of the top paper diagonally to the center
The shorter fold is in the vertical position. Now, there is a diagonal indentation along the edge of the newspaper you have folded.
Step 4. Fold the top corner of the other newspaper, so that the shorter fold aligns with the previous vertical fold
The diagonal bend should be the same as the diagonal of the other side of the newspaper.
Step 5. Fold the bottom edge of the paper upwards
The part that must be folded is only the top layer. Fold up 5 to 7.5 cm long.
Step 6. Turn the paper over
Fold the bottom edge of the back of the paper so that the crease is the same as the fold of the front of the paper.
Step 7. Fold the outer edge of the paper
Start from the left. Fold 5 to 7.5 cm long in the middle. Then, fold the outer edge of the right side of the paper to the same length as the previous edge fold.
Adjust the folds to the size of the head. The distance between the outer edges of the paper can be adjusted, to fit your head
Step 8. Glue the hat with adhesive or folds
You can use adhesive to seal the creases at the outer edges of the paper, or fold the bottom back edge of the paper so that the outer edges of the paper are locked by the crease.
Step 9. Open the hat
Open the hat from the inside with your hands, then put it on your head.
Step 10. You can also decorate your hat
Add color, glitter, or other decorations to enhance your hat.
Method 2 of 3: Paper Plate Sun Hats
Step 1. Place the paper plate on the table
A paper plate with a diameter of 23 cm is a good choice for making this hat. You can use plain or patterned paper plates, you can still decorate them later.
Step 2. Make small, straight cuts along the edges of the plate
From that piece, cut out the center of the hat in an oval shape. Make an oval that is slightly smaller than expected to fit the head. The oval can also be enlarged, but you will have to start over again if the oval is too large.
Step 3. Cut the edge of the plate surface on the back
This way your hat will have the shape of a sun hat. But if you want to have a round hat, you can skip this step.
Step 4. Re-glue the cuts you made
Use glue to put your cut back together. Glue as much as you want according to your head size. Hold the glued together and let the glue dry.
Step 5. Paint the top and bottom of the hat
You can use one color to paint it, one color for the bottom and another color for the top. You can also make stripes on the hat. Design to your liking! Let the paint dry before adding anything else.
Step 6. Add other decorations
Add glitter, tassels, or make flowers from synthetic cork (styrofoam), then glue them to the hat. There are many options for this decoration.
Method 3 of 3: Cone Hat
Step 1. Prepare a large piece of cardboard on the table
To make the hat more attractive, you can use colored cardboard.
Step 2. Use the compass to draw a semicircle from one edge of the paper to the other
To make a small hat, the bottom length of the hat is 15-20, 5 cm (suitable for a party hat), 22-25 cm for a medium hat (suitable for a clown hat), or 28 cm or more for a large hat (suitable for a hat). for the witch's hat).
If you don't have a compass, you can make a circle with a pencil tied to a string
Step 3. Cut out the semicircle shape
Make sure to follow the pencil lines that have been drawn.
Step 4. Roll the semicircle into a cone
Make sure you make a cone shape with a round hole at the bottom and a pointed tip at the top. Estimate the size of the hole underneath by placing it on your head and then adjusting the size.
You can also estimate the size of the hole by placing it on a flat surface and determining the size that is approximately right for you
Step 5. Secure the bottom of the hat with a stapler
Try on the hat to make sure it's the right size. If it's too big or small, carefully unhook the stapler so it doesn't tear, adjust the size, then glue it back together with the stapler so that it fits snugly.
Step 6. When the hat is the right size, apply glue along the edges of the cut paper
Hold the cut edges while waiting for the glue to dry. You can also remove the fastening hooks at the bottom of the hat when the glue has dried.
Step 7. Decorate your hat
Make different shapes with other cardboard and stick them to your hat, add some glitter, or create a printed pattern with a marker. Glue the tassels on the top of the hat to make it look more festive.
- You can tape the folds of the hat with tape to make it stronger.
- You can also make hats with other types of paper, such as cardboard or foil. Make sure that it is large enough to fit on your head.
- Use only paper without a ruler, as this process is difficult to do with a ruler.