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By Ruth Barnard

Grab a sheet of newspaper and whip up a paper hat. With your new hat-making skills you can transform a party or ordinary day into something memorable. Who knows, it may even bring out your inner pirate, sailor or adventurer!


What you need:

• One sheet of Newspaper






What to do:

1. Fold the newspaper sheet in half (as if you are just closing it) and turn the paper horizontally with the open end at the bottom.

2. Fold the top right corner down until it lines up with the centre crease line of your paper. If there isn't already a natural centre crease then create one by folding your paper in half.

3. Fold the top left corner down until it matches the other side.

4. Fold the bottom upwards, making sure you only fold the top sheet of paper. You have made half a hat!

5. Flip your hat over and fold the bottom bit of paper upwards just like you did on the other side. You have finished your hat!




Top Tip:

• At step five you have the option to fold the sides of your hat inwards if you want to make your hat smaller.

Extra Ideas:

• Use a big sheet of paper or even a large napkin instead of using newspaper

• Decorate your hat with feathers, beads, sewing or paint

• Use smaller pieces of paper to make hats for toys too

“There is a place, like no place on earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger. Some say, to survive it, you need to be as mad as a hatter. Which, luckily, I am.” -Mad Hatter


Happy Making Hatters! 

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