How to Make a Newspaper Hat

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Paper you'll need to make a newspaper hat and how to assemble the hat; learn this and more in this free online arts and crafts video on making party supplies taught by expert Ginny Larson.

Part of the Video Series: How to Make Party Hats
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We're going to make party hats. There are so many fun and different hats you can make out just a newspaper and some masking tape and things to demonstrate. What you really want to have is someone's head but if you don’t' have someone's head a bowl or a container will do. You want to start out with two or three pieces of paper, newspaper that are all the way two sides and then angle them a little bit so that you have newspaper that goes all the way around. There's certain newspaper, certain hats that you don't want to angle them so much, the baseball cap and the cowboy hat you might not want to have quite as angled. But for the rest want to keep it in the middle to have them angled around. This will give you more paper to work with. You going to take this newspaper and put it over hopefully the person's head but barring that over your bowl and just smooth is down all the way around. Once you've got it down to the best of your ability you're going to take some masking tape and get it started and then hold it down and go around with the tape until you've all the way gone around at least once. Once you’re back to your starting point you're going to want to go around at least one more time. Make sure you have a good solid base for your hat. Now of course when you’re using the person that the hat is going to be made for it will be a perfect fit for them. And once you’re all away around it doesn't really matter what your tape looks like because you’re going to cover more than likely anyway. Once you've done that you have a base for your hat. It can either have a deep crown or a shallow crown depending on where you put the tape. If you're doing it on someone’s head and you have the newspaper down over their head, if you want a shallow base to your head you're going to put the tape about up here. Right around from the back of your head around to the forehead, but if you want a deeper base you'll start lower on the head and come up just above the ears and across the forehead. If you want to use something like this you will also give you a deeper bowl for your hat. Once you have your base made you’re on your way. We're going to make a lot of different newspaper hats.

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