How To: Fold a hat out of newspaper for parties

Fold a hat out of newspaper for parties

Save money on your kid's next party by making your own hats! These hats are made with newspaper, which makes them virtually free to create. Making your own hats is also a great activity to do with the kids at a party or anytime!
You Will Need
• Newspaper
• Flat work surface
• Elastic cord
• Hole punch
• Hat decorations

Step 1: Lay out the paper
Fold a sheet of newspaper in half on your work surface.
The bigger the paper, the bigger the hat. Experiment to find the right-sized paper.

Step 2: Keep the fold at the top
Arrange the folded paper in front of you so that the fold is at the top and the opening is at the bottom.

Step 3: Fold the corners
Fold the two top corners to the middle of the paper so that you form a point on top.

Step 4: Fold the brim
Fold the top sheet of the bottom, open end upward and over the flaps you folded down. Double the fold and then turn the hat over to fold the other side.

Step 5: Add the chinstrap
Punch holes in either side of the hat, thread an elastic cord through the holes, and tie it for the chinstrap.

Step 6: Customize your hat
Customize your hat with streamers, crayons, or other decorations to make each child's hat unique.

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