How to Make Paper Hats That Will Amaze Your Kids!

Funny Hats

Why Make Paper Hats?

Kids of all ages love to dress up. However, continually buying or making new costumes can be time consuming and not to mention expensive. Paper hats are a great way to get amazing costume hats for less. Paper hats are also a great paper craft project to enjoy with your kids on a rainy day and can help cure their busy minds from boredom. This article will show parents & craft enthusiasts alike how to make cool paper hats that are fun, easy and look fantastic!

Paper Hat Tools

1. Have these tools ready!

  1. An Exacto blade or sharp pair of scissors ( for cutting out your hat )
  2. A cutting mat or piece of cardboard ( to protect your desk while you cut )
  3. Some tape ( to join your hat together )
Paper Hat Templates

2. Find a cool Hat Template

Hat templates provide an easy, fast and effective way to create paper hats that will look amazing without all the frustrations of trying to build it on your own. For this tutorial we be using one the many templates that we have created here at ultimate-paper-hats.com.
Here are a few other popular hat templates for you to consider….

Printable Hat

3. Print Out Your Hat

Once you have found the perfect hat template, print your hat out using thick paper or card stock. Normal paper also works great but is a little less durable than card. Make sure that your paper is straight and that your ink levels are high for the best results.
Note: Our hats come with a pre coloured version and also a black and white version so that you can color your own – great for a family paper craft project!

4. Cut Out Your Hat

Once your hat is printed, cut it out being careful not to leave any white lines around the edges. Using an exacto blade is recommended here, but a good pair of sharp scissors will also do the trick. Young children should seek the assistance of adults when cutting out the hat.

Viking Hat

5. Decorate your hat ( optional )

If you want to use the black and white template that we provide with our hats, now is the time to get decorating! Paint, pencils, pens – anything you can think of, have fun and go wild! 🙂

Hat Build

6. Join your hat together

Join the back straps to the front of the hat as demonstrated in the image below. You want to attach the straps roughly 2cm in from the edge of the from either side of the front and 2cm up from the bottom. Make sure that you attach the straps facing outwards.

Viking Hat

6. Fit to head

Join your hat together and fit it to your child’s head making sure that its comfortable and not too tight. Fasten with some tape. Enjoy your hat 🙂

 

Need some paper hat templates?

We hope you enjoyed learning how easy it is to make a paper hat. Here some more paper hat templates for you to think about making…..

Paper Witches Hat
Cast some spells with this fantastic printable witches hat. Perfect for Halloween. Quick and easy to make. Fits all sizes of head.
Price: $3.99
Paper Top Hat
Dress to impress with this fun printable paper top hat. Quick and easy to make. Fits all sizes of head.
Price: $3.99
Cowboy Hat
Complete the perfect Cowboy Costume with our fun printable Paper Cowboy Hat. Quick and easy to make. Fits all sizes of head!
Price: $3.99
Paper Pilgrim Hat
Paper Pilgrim Hat
Complete the perfect pilgrim costume with our realistic printable pilgrim hat. Quick and easy to make. Fits all sizes of head.
Price: $3.99
Uncle Sam Hat
Celebrate independence day in style with our fun printable Uncle Sam Hat. Quick and Easy to make. Fits all sizes of head!
Price: $3.99
Paper Frog Hat
Enjoy hopping around with this cute Paper Frog Hat. Quick & easy to make. Fits all sizes of head!
Price: $3.99
Paper Captains Hat
Paper Captains Hat
Set sail with this fantastic printable captains hat. Quick & easy to make. Fits all sizes of head!
Price: $4.99
Paper Snowman Hat
Paper Snowman Hat
Raise a smile with the great Paper Snowman Hat template. Quick and easy to print. Fits all sizes of head!
Price: $3.99
Paper Christmas Tree Hat
Paper Christmas Tree Hat
Raise a smile this Christmas with our funny Paper Christmas Tree Hat. Quick & easy to make. Fits all sizes of head.
Price: $3.99
Christmas Pudding Hat
Christmas Pudding Hat
Celebrate Christmas in style with this funny Christmas Pudding Hat. Quick & easy to make Fits all sizes of head!
Price: $3.99
Present Hat
Present Hat
Enjoy some festive cheer with this funny Paper Christmas Present Hat. Easy to print and make. Fits all sizes of head!
Price: $3.99
Cute Santa Hat
Cute Santa Hat
Have some fun this Christmas with this cute Paper Santa Hat. Quick to print and easy to make. Fits all sizes of head!
Price: $3.99
Paper Reindeer Hat
Paper Reindeer Hat
Bring some Christmas cheer with the fun Paper Reindeer Hat. Quick to print and easy to make. Fits all sizes of head!
Price: $3.99
Hairy Monster Hat
Look super cute with this fun Hairy Monster Hat. Perfect for fancy dress parties & events. Quick to print and easy to make!
Price: $3.99
Wolf Hat
Howl out loud wearing this fabulous paper Wolf Hat. Perfect for an animal themed costume party, school play or Halloween costume. Fits all sizes of head!
Price: $3.99
Dinosaur hat
Go prehistoric with this scary Dinosaur Hat. Perfect for animal themed parties or Halloween costume. Fits all sizes of head!
Price: $3.99
Blue Monster Hat
Have fun with this blue paper Monster Hat. Perfect for children's birthday parties and fancy dress. Fits all sizes of head!
Price: $3.99
Green Monster Hat
Have fun with the kids with this cute Green Monster Hat. Perfect for fancy dress and birthday parties. Fits all sizes of head!
Price: $3.99
Pink Monster Hat
Raise a smile with this cute pink Monster Hat. Perfect for birthday parties or fancy dress. Fits all sizes of head. Quick download & print!
Price: $3.99
Viking Hat
Complete the perfect viking costume with this fantastic paper Viking Hat. Fits all sizes of head. Download & print it now!
Price: $4.99
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