How to Make Paper Hats

Newspaper Hats
Fold the top corners to the center.
Fold the top corners to the center.

Newspaper hats have been around since Grandpa was a boy -- and even before that. Why not try your hand at making one? All it takes is a few simple folds and some pieces of tape.

Whether you're making a pirate hat or unique fashion statement, gather up your old newspapers and have some old-fashioned fun.

What You'll Need


Transparent tape

Trims (such as pom-poms or tissue paper fringe)

How to Make a Newspaper Hat

Fold up the bottom edges.

Step 1: To make a basic newspaper hat, fold one newspaper page in half horizontally. (If you want to make a large hat, use two newspaper pages, and fold it in half vertically.)

With the fold at the top, fold the top corners in to the center. Tape the points down.

Tuck in corners.

Step 2: Fold up the bottom edges.

Step 3: Tuck in the corner edges and add tape to hold them in place.

If you want, trim your hat with pom-poms or tissue paper fringe. Put your hat on and wear it with the points at the front and back or to the side.

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