Santa Cone Hat

Make a cone-shaped Santa Claus hat out of construction paper and cotton.
Santa Cone Hat craft


  • Red construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Compass or string
  • Stapler
  • Cotton

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 Santa Cone Hat 1. Draw and cut out a half-circle with a radius of 9-10 inches (diameter 18-20 inches) on red construction paper. If your compass is too small, you can use a pencil tied to a string to draw the half-circle.
Step 2 Santa Cone Hat Ask for an adult's help.2. Form the half-circle into a cone. Make the base as wide as you can or wide enough to fit on your head. Details on making a cone hat can be found here.

*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 using an elastic string.
Step 3 Santa Cone Hat 3. Glue cotton all around the base of the cone hat.
Step 4 Santa Cone Hat 4. Form cotton into a ball and glue this at the tip of the cone hat.
Step 5 Santa Cone Hat 5. Let the glue dry before wearing your Santa hat.