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Project

Party Hats

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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

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