How to Make Paper Sun Hats


Making paper hats is a great activity as it allows you to both be expressive and create something functional that will shade your face from the harmful UV rays of the sun and prevent you from squinting. This craft is often a hit with kids as it allows them to make a one-of-a-kind design and wear it immediately. Paper hats aren't the sturdiest of accessories, but if you tear the hat or it it gets wet you can always make another one in no time at all.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper plate
  • Construction paper
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • String
  • Stapler
  • Turn your paper plate over and paint the bottom one color. Completely cover the plate with paint.

  • Cut petal shapes out of the construction paper. The petal shapes don't have to look perfect, they just have to resemble petals which are "u" shaped. They should be around 3 inches tall. Petals taller than that often flop down over the wearer's face.

  • Turn the hat over so that it is face up. Glue or staple the petals around the circumference of the hat.

  • Cut two pieces of string approximately 1 foot wide. Staple each piece of string to the inner brim of the plate, opposite each other.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can make this flower hat look like a sunflower by painting the plate dark brown and using yellow construction paper for the petals.

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