Jester's Hat

Make your own colorful jester's hat out of paper or craft foam.
Jester's Hat craft


  • A4 or Letter size card stock in various colors
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil

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 Jester's Hat craft 1. Prepare 5 sheets of A4 or Letter size card stock in various colors. Download Template 1 (Paper Jester's Hat). Print out 3 copies of page 1 and 1 copy each of pages 2 and 3.
Step 2 Jester's Hat craft 2. Cut out all the template pieces. You should have 3 straight bands, 6 triangles, and 12 circles.
Step 3 Jester's Hat craft 3. To make the base, glue two bands together on one end. Measure this around your head. If it is too short, glue the third band and trim off any excess length.
Step 4a Jester's Hat craft 4. Take one of the triangles. Glue it close to one corner of the band, with its base aligned close to the band's bottom edge.
Step 5 Jester's Hat craft 5. Glue the next triangle beside the first one, similarly aligning its base close to the band's bottom edge. You can allow the triangles to overlap slightly, especially if the hat is to be worn by a small child.
Step 6 Jester's Hat craft 6. Glue the rest of the triangles to the band. Leave a short length of band after the last triangle.
Step 7 Jester's Hat craft 7. Glue the extra length of band behind the band's opposite edge. You could also check again whether the hat fits before gluing the edges together.
Step 8 Jester's Hat craft 8. At this point, your hat looks like a very tall crown!
Step 9 Jester's Hat craft 9. Glue a circle onto a triangle's pointy end.
Step 10 Jester's Hat craft 10. Glue a second circle, aligning both circles along the edges.
Step 11 Jester's Hat craft 11. Glue the rest of the circles onto the tips of the triangles following Steps 9 and 10.
Step 12 Jester's Hat craft 12. You may decorate the base with shapes, sequins, or glitter glue.
Step 13 Jester's Hat craft Ask for an adult's help.13. To make the tips of your hat curl downwards, hold a pencil against the base of one triangle. With your thumb on the pencil and your index finger supporting the pencil from behind the paper, slowly pull the pencil up all the way to the tip of the triangle.
Step 14 Jester's Hat craft 14. Once all the tips are curled, you're all set to wear your own jester's hat!

More Ideas

Craft foam jester hat craft   To make a jester's hat out of craft foam, print out Template 2 and cut out the pieces.
  • Triangle template - trace 6 times on 2 or more colors of craft foam
  • Straight band template - trace on craft foam to create a band long enough to go around your head
Craft foam jester hat craft Ask for an adult's help. Cut out the craft foam pieces and assemble the hat as you would in Steps 4 to 8 above. You may need to use a hot glue gun or a stapler to join the ends of your hat together.
Craft foam jester hat craft   Instead of using circles, glue small bells or pompoms onto the tips of the triangles.