How to Make Paper Hats

Flower Power Sun Visor
You'll be a vision in a Flower Power sun visor.
You'll be a vision in a Flower Power sun visor.

A Flower Power sun visor is a cute and colorful way to keep the sun out of your eyes. Start with a simple paper plate, a few crafts supplies, and your imagination. Before you know it, you'll be singing "Let the Sun Shine In"!

What You'll Need

9-inch paper plate

Purple paint

Purple glitter spray

Craft foam (yellow, pink)

Sparkle poms (2 purple, 1 yellow)

2 silver glitter chenille stems


Craft glue or low-temperature glue gun and glue sticks



How to Make a Flower Power Sun Visor

Cut the paper plate to fit your head.

Step 1: Make a cut in the rim on one side of the plate, and cut an oval shape from this slit around the center of the plate, closer to this edge than to the others. Make the oval a little smaller than you think it should be to fit around your head. (You can always go back to enlarge it, but once it's cut you can't make it smaller.) Cut off the rim around the back and the sides, leaving it intact at the front of the visor.

Step 2: Glue the cut in the back of the visor back together, adjusting the size of the hole if necessary. Let dry.

Step 3: Paint the top and bottom of the visor. Let dry. Spray with glitter if desired, and let dry.

Step 4: Draw three flowers on craft foam; cut out. Glue the flowers to the front of the visor, and glue poms to the centers of the flowers. Let dry.

Step 5: Coil silver chenille stems around a pencil to form spirals. Remove the pencil, cut each spiral to the desired length, and glue them onto the visor. Let dry.

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