Witch Hat and Wizard Hat

A witch's hat and a wizard's hat are both made up of a tall cone top and a wide brim. Learn how to make and decorate these into fantastic wearable Halloween hats.

Safety Tips

  • Kids 8 years and younger should use child-safe scissors.
  • Keep the stapler out of young children's reach.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.
Witch Hat and Wizard Hat craft

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • String
  • Glue
  • Compass
  • Stapler
  • Things to decorate your hat
    with: glitter, craft foam, felt
    sheet, etc.

Steps

Step 1 Witch Hat and Wizard Hat Ask for an adult's help1. Create a cone hat out of black construction paper for a witch's hat or blue/purple construction paper for a wizard's hat following these instructions.

Note that you have the option to make a cone from a half circle or a quarter circle. A half circle makes a cone with a wide base, making it more flexible towards base width adjustments. A quarter circle makes a tall and slim hat. It's good to practice making the quarter circle cone on newspapers first since the resulting hat's narrow base won't allow for much adjustment.
Step 2 Witch Hat and Wizard Hat 2. A wizard's hat may or may not have a brim. If you want a brimless wizard hat, proceed to Step 12.

If you want to make a brim for your witch or wizard hat, cut short fringes of equal length (about 1 cm or 1/3 inch long) approximately 1 inch apart along the bottom edge of the cone.
Step 3 Witch Hat and Wizard Hat 3. Fold out the fringes.
Step 4 Witch Hat and Wizard Hat 4. Measure the inside diameter of your cone. It is always good to measure the diameter along several points around the circle. Since your construction paper cone isn't entirely rigid, you will probably get slight variations in measurement. Choose the smallest measurement you get.
Step 5 Witch Hat and Wizard Hat 5. Mark out the measured diameter at the center of a large sheet of construction paper (same color as the cone). Mark the midpoint as well.
Step 6 Witch Hat and Wizard Hat 6. With a compass anchored at the midpoint, draw a circle following the marked out diameter end points.
Step 7 Witch Hat and Wizard Hat 7. Next, draw a bigger circle to define the brim.
Step 8 Witch Hat and Wizard Hat 8. Cut out the big circle as well as the inner circle to come up with the brim.
Step 9 Witch Hat and Wizard Hat 9. Test the brim's fit on your cone. The brim should fit perfectly and lay flat against the cone's bottom fringes. You can widen the brim's hole, if necessary.
Step 10 Witch Hat and Wizard Hat 10. Remove the brim and apply glue around the brim's hole.
Step 11 Witch Hat and Wizard Hat 11. Insert the brim from the top of the cone (surface with glue facing down). Press on the joint, allowing the fringes on the cone to stick firmly onto the brim.
Step 12a Witch Hat 12. Decorate your hat. For a witch hat, you can glue on a band of craft foam, felt sheet, or fabric along the bottom of the cone. Cut out and glue a square buckle as well.
Step 12b Wizard Hat For a wizard hat, cut out and glue moons and stars all over the cone. You can print out these moons and stars to color or paint on.

More Ideas

Painting with glitter and glue Create extra sparkle on your moons and stars by painting them with glue and glitter. Click here for instructions.

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