Blue, purple, gray, or brown construction paper (24" x 36")
Small stars and moons (paper cut-outs or stickers)
1Prepare the paper.
Blue and purple are popular colors for wizard hats, though gray and brown are appropriate colors as well. Prepare a large sheet of construction paper (e.g. 24" x 36") in your chosen wizard hat color.
2Make a cone.
Create a cone shape following either of these:
Basic cone hat - constructed from a half circle, this cone hat has a broad base and is not too tall. It is perfect for a brimmed wizard hat.
Tall cone hat - constructed from a quarter circle, this cone hat is tall and slim. It looks great as a brimless wizard hat.
3Cut fringes at the cone's base.
To make a brim for your hat, cut short fringes of equal length approximately 1 inch apart along the base of the cone.
If you're making a brimless hat, skip to Step 13.
4Fold out the fringes.
Fold out the fringes.
5Measure the diameter.
Measure the inside diameter of your cone. Mine is around 8 inches.
6Mark out the diameter.
Mark out the measured diameter at the center of the remainder of your construction paper. Mark the midpoint as well.
7Draw a circle.
With a compass anchored at the midpoint, draw a circle following the end points of the diameter.
8Draw a bigger circle.
With the compass still anchored at the midpoint, draw a bigger circle to define the brim.
9Cut out the circles.
Cut out the big circle as well as the inner circle to come up with the brim.
10Try the brim's fit on the cone.
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 hole on the brim, if necessary.
11Apply glue around the brim's hole.
Remove the brim and apply glue around the hole.
12Glue the brim.
Insert the brim from the top of the cone. Press on the edges around the brim's hole to glue the fringes in place.
13Decorate the hat.
Decorate the hat with moon and star stickers or cut out some paper shapes. We have these printable moons and stars that you can print out on A4 or Letter size paper. Decorate them with glitter if you like. Allow them to dry completely before gluing them all around your wizard hat.