How to Make Party Hats : How to Make a Paper Birthday Hat

Hi, this is Ginny with Simply Beautiful Crafts
on behalf of Expert Village and we’re going to make party hats. I’m going to show you
how to make this pop up birthday hat with a paper plate, some curling ribbon and some
decorations. The first thing you want to do to make a hat like this is to take your paper
plate, fold it in half and then draw your design. As you can see I folded my plate in
half and drew half of a birthday cake. So you’re going to draw your design on your plate.
You can draw a castle, you can draw anything that you want and then cut it out. You want
to make a straight cut down here and then go ahead and go over. You do not want to cut
all the way because you need to leave some of it to pop up. Then you’re going to go ahead
and cut the rim of your hat big enough to fit the head of whoever is going to be wearing
this hat.
Once you have your birthday cake cut out and the center of your hat cut out, you’re going
to open it up, go ahead and fold up your cake a little bit and then see if it’s a good fit
for your head or whatever head you’re putting it on. What I did to make this hat was to
take some curling ribbon and just start in the middle, secure the ribbon with a little
bit of tape and just go over and under, over and under all the way around until I got to
the back of the hat as you can see with this hat. So I went over and under all away around
and then I left it at the end so that I had long strings to curl. Once you put your decoration
on it you don’t have to use curling ribbon but it’s kind of a fun thing to do. Then you
can decorate your birthday hat with crayons or markers or you can use glitter glue sticks
or just your good ole Elmer’s glue and put your glitter on it. I used a crayon on mine
to write Happy Birthday and then I just decorated it with crayon. Use glitter glue for the fire
and then used confetti of stars to put around and when I was finished I had my very own,
very special pop up Happy Birthday hat.

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  1. Hi! Thank you for wonderfull hats. We made all of your fantastic hats for a special day we call "valborgsm√§ssoafton" here in Sweden. More than 300 people wearing "your" hats and singing for the spring… If you could see us , you would be so proud. So again: Thank you.

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