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Project

Party Hats

Introduction

New Year's Eve merits the finest party hat. Let young celebrants choose the one best suited to their personality.

Materials

  • Heavy 12-inch square paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Stapler
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Fold square in half, top to bottom. Cut slits down from top, 1 inch apart, stopping 2 inches from bottom.

  2. Step 2

    Curl strips around pencil. Curve hat into a circle; staple.

  3. Step 3

    Place paper right side down. Fold it in half diagonally from top left corner, then again from top right. Fold top triangle in half, left to right; crease, then unfold.

  4. Step 4

    Lift top layer of left corner and align on right corner as shown.

  5. Step 5

    Raise center flap, and fold up left corner of large triangle so raw edge meets interior crease; fold down flap again.

  6. Step 6

    Tuck bottom corners inside hat.

  7. Step 7

    Fold in half diagonally. Place triangle so fold faces you. Fold both layers down at 2 inches from bottom.

  8. Step 8

    Fold back up at 1 inch from first fold.

  9. Step 9

    Curve into a circle; staple. For all hats, punch a hole in and tie a ribbon to each side.

Source
Martha Stewart Kids, 2001

Reviews (10)

  • garethbale 10 Aug, 2013

    This is fantastic!! so easy and looks great! thanks for share this, we gonna rock :D
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  • garethbale 10 Aug, 2013

    This is fantastic!! so easy and looks great! thanks for share this, we gonna rock :D
    binaereoptionen.webnode.com

  • garethbale 10 Aug, 2013

    This is fantastic!! so easy and looks great! thanks for share this, we gonna rock :D
    binaereoptionen.webnode.com

  • garethbale 10 Aug, 2013

    This is fantastic!! so easy and looks great! thanks for share this, we gonna rock :D
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  • JillianR 5 Jan, 2009

    We made the joker hats with my kids for New Year's Eve and they loved them!

  • liliduran 31 Dec, 2008

    Que divertidas ideas!!

  • sawzbella 30 Dec, 2008

    Lay paper face down. Take top left corner down to right side, repeat wtih right top corner. Now you have a top triangle. Fold it from the left down the center of the triangle, as if you are closing a book. Crease and unfold. Can you follow it from there?

  • moking 30 Dec, 2008

    I am having trouble understanding the instructions for the Avant Garde hat. It isnt working out. Can anyone help?

  • cookiesgalore 30 Dec, 2008

    Hmmm, I'll have to try making the avant-garde one since it doesn't show how it would look on someone's head. The joker's hat looks the best so far.

  • tinkonthebrink 30 Dec, 2008

    I LOVE the avant garde hat!. I want to make a bigger version out of fabric and wear it everywhere. Very nice.