Clown Hat

Create a cone-shaped clown hat which comes with a mop of colorful curly hair.
Clown Hat craft


  • Construction paper
  • Paper circles or any water-based paint
  • Gift ribbons or various colors of crepe paper
  • White glue
  • Pompom
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors

Safety Tips

  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Clown's Hat 1. Make a cone with a radius of about 8 to 9 inches following these instructions for making a basic cone hat.

*If you prefer to use a pattern, print out this birthday hat template on A4 or Letter size cardstock. The resulting hat will probably be a bit small so you will need to attach a chin strap. Do this by punching a pair of opposite holes near the base of the hat. Attach the ends of an elastic string around the holes
Step 2 Clown's Hat 2. Decorate your hat with bright-colored circles either by painting them on or gluing paper circles all around the hat.
Step 3 Clown's Hat Ask for an adult's help.3. Create about 15 to 20 pieces of colorful "hair" using either of these materials:
  • Curly ribbons - Cut gift ribbons into 10 to 12-inch long pieces. Curl the ribbons following these curly ribbons tutorial.
  • Crepe paper - Cut 1-inch wide strips of crepe paper in various colors. Crumple them up a bit so that they look slightly curly.
Step 4 Clown's Hat 4. Tape the ribbons or the crepe paper strips along the inner edge of the hat to cover roughly half of the cone's base.

*If your hat has a chin strap, the holes should mark where the first and last strips of colored hair should be placed.
Step 5 Clown's Hat 5. Glue a large pompom at the tip of the cone hat. If you don't have one, crumple up a long strip of crepe paper into a ball and glue it at the tip of the cone.
Step 6 Clown's Hat 6. Enjoy wearing your funny hat! For a complete clown look, use face paint to color your nose red.