How To Make A Witch Hat Out Of Paper
Want to make it a witch costume at home? One of the most characteristic features of a witch is, of course, their hat. Therefore, we at OneHowTo will provide a step-by-step guide in this article on how to make a witch hat out of paper that you can make easily, at home with readily available materials. Surprise your friends with an authentic, original and DIY costume.
- Construction paper (similar to cardboard)
- A ruler
- Optional: glitter, sparkles or other materials to decorate the finished hat
The first step to make a witch hat out of paper is to get all of the necessary tools.
First, get hold of a piece of black construction paper. Draw a semi-circle with a compass (if you don't have a compass, tie a string to a pencil and anchor the thread in one spot).
Then cut out the semicircle and shape into a cone. Attach the point at which the two sides of paper meet using the stapler and try on the hat for size. If it's too big or small, remove the staples and try again.
When you've achieved the right size, apply glue along the seam. To make the edge of the witch hat, cut out small tabs of about 2 cm (0.75 in) along the bottom of the cone.
The next step is to bend the tabs out to create the base which will be attached to the witch hat. Measure the inside diameter of the cone. Use this measurement to create a circle on a piece of black construction paper. The midpoint of the measurement will be the center of the circle, on which you will support the thread or compass. In other words, if the inner diameter of the cone is 20 cm (8 in), the circle you'll draw will have a radius of 10 cm (4 in).
Next, draw a larger circle. The center is the same for both circles. This will become the outer edge of the hat's brim. Its size will depend on your taste and you'll need to experiment a bit. Cut the larger circle and then cut inside where the small circle is; it should look like a tire when cut properly.
To finish making the witch hat, attach the brim to the cone. Make the necessary adjustments before applying the glue and press firmly. When dry start decorating the hat.
If your witch costume is for Halloween, why not check out our DIY Fancy dress costumes section at OneHowTo to find the perfect costume you can make yourself at home.
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