HOW TO MAKE DIY BIRTHDAY HATS FROM TEMPLATE?

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This craft activity of making and decorating your own birthday party or party hats is a perfect addition to a child’s party. It is super easy to set up and great for a range of ages and both boys and girls will love making them. Make and decorate your own personalized cone shaped birthday party hat. Make your kid’s next one extra special with homemade party hats. You can also make them as a party favors for all of your kid’s party guests. It also has a really festive touch for a party. Celebrate your special day in a sparkly way!

LET’S GET STARTED WITH THIS EASY TUTORIAL TO MAKE YOUR OWN DIY BIRTHDAY HATS.

HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED :

  1. Printable A4 size sheet or letter size cardstock
  2. Glue or double sided tape
  3. Scissors
  4. Hole punch
  5. Elastic string
  6. Decorative material like crayons, markers, stickers, glittler glue, etc
  7. Curly ribbons, crepe paper, large pompom or feathers

FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BELOW TO MAKE THIS DIY BIRTHDAY HATS.

PROCEDURE :

Step 1 : Choose the template.

There are two ways to choose from :

  • Birthday hat template hat has a small opening at the tip for gluing fun hat toppers such as a large pompom or a curly ribbon.
  • A plain cone shaped template for making birthday hats without toppers.

Step 2 : Print out your chosen template on an A-4 size or letter size cardstock. You can use plain cardstock or go for a patterned one like I did.

Step 3 : Cut out the template.

template of hat

Step 4 : Now decorate the template. Draw or paint patterns and other designs. You can also put stickers. ( If you have printed template, you won’t need to decorate it or just add a few accents like some glitter glue).

Step 5 : Add a topper. You can add fun toppers like curly ribbons, crepe paper strips or feathers. Tape or glue them at the back of the template as close to the tip as possible.

topper of hat

Step 6 : Now roll the template into a cone shape.

Step 7 : Now, unroll the template. Apply glue or double sided tape. Bring the hat’s opposite side towards the tab, aligning its edges with the tab’s dashed line.

hat with a topper

Step 8 : Its time to add a chin strap. Punch a pair of holes on the opposite sides of the base of the hat. Tie the ends of an elastic string in the holes you have just punched to create a chin strap. Adjust the length of the elastic string chin strap for a comfortable fit. Your hat is ready!

template hat

YOU ARE DONE!

birthday party hat for kids

Now you are all set for a fun party!

I have more ideas to share with you. Check all other ideas given below!
  • Easy option for young kids

hats for young kids

  • Adding pompoms on top

pompom hat

  • Accent the hat’s base

designer base hat

  • Character hats

cartoon character hat

I think it turned out super amazing. This is such a fun project for kids. Give this craft a try and share your experience with me in the comment section below!

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