How to Make a Paper Wizard's Hat


Put your magic wand away; you won’t need it to make a paper wizard's hat. Paper wizard's hats are easy to craft by people of all skill levels. While there are various types of paper wizard's hats, like a sorcerer’s hat with a wide brim, you don’t have to flex your wizarding skills to accomplish a fantastic-looking creation. A simple cone-designed hat finished with wizardry-themed embellishments will liven up any wizard costume leaving mouths agape as you shout “abracadabra.”

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • 18-by-24-inch construction paper, white
  • Hot glue
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint, any two contrasting colors
  • Paint brushes
  • Star stencils, optional
  • Moon stencil, optional
  • Measure your head using a tape measure. Wrap the tape measure around your head approximately one finger width above your eyebrows. Make sure that the tape measure rests lightly on your forehead so your hat will fit comfortably. Record the measurement on a piece of paper. Measure twice more to ensure accuracy.

  • Cut the long side of a section of 18-by-24-inch construction paper to your head measurement. Carefully roll the long side of the construction paper diagonally until you've created a cone. Make sure you roll the paper tightly to ensure the tip is pointed. Secure the paper in place with a line of hot glue. Make sure that the glue is underneath the top paper’s edge, as glue on top of the paper will prevent a smooth painted finish. Trim any excess paper from the base of the cone so that you have a uniform edge.

  • Slide the cone onto your head to double-check the fit. If necessary, trim a portion of the bottom edge away to make the wizard’s hat slightly larger.

  • Decorate the wizard's hat. Paint the wizard's hat with acrylic paint and allow it to dry completely. Use stencils or freehand draw stars and moons onto the wizard's hat. Paint the stars and moons with contrasting acrylic paint and allow the paint to dry before wearing.

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