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Witch hat made from paper - instructions and ideas

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    • Make witch hat out of paper
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Whether in the carnival time, at a mystical theme party or on Halloween: Witch costumes are still popular and therefore welcome. Of course every convincing outfit needs a matching witch hat. In this article, we introduce you to two simple DIY variants made of paper, which you can copy easily - with little time and little financial effort.

Most of the materials you need for a paper witch hat are most likely already in stock at home. All other utensils can be found cost-effectively in craft shops as well as in part in conventional supermarkets. The big advantage of a self-created hat is the individuality: You can design the execution to match your own ideas. Also, the radius of the opening and the length can be adapted to the respective head circumference and personal preferences. Apart from that, it's great fun to create the ever-changing accessories with your own hands. Include your children in the craft act, they can easily take over several tasks or steps.


Make witch hat out of paper

You need this:

  • black construction paper (two large bows)
  • colored crepe paper (eg in dark purple)
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • Glue stick or hot glue gun
  • compasses
  • Decorating materials (eg a silver-writing pen)

Tip: Match the color of the crepe paper to the other Witch costume. The color and style of the ornament should be adapted to the outfit to achieve a harmonious look.

How to proceed:

Step 1: Pick up the first sheet of black clay paper and the compass.

Step 2: Use the compass to draw a quarter circle with a radius of 40 centimeters.

Tip: Place the compass directly in the lower left corner of the audio paper. Then set it to the required diameter (40 centimeters) and pull the quadrant from top left to bottom right.

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Tip: The diameter of 40 centimeters refers to a hat for an average sized head of an adult. If you make the pretty costume element for a child, usually a smaller radius of about 20 to 25 centimeters is sufficient. If in doubt, simply measure the head circumference of the person who is supposed to wear the hat later.

If you do not have a circle at home and would rather avoid the complicated option, you can print out our template for the quarter circle. It contains two versions - once with a radius of 40 and once with a diameter of 25 centimeters.

Step 3: Cut out the stipulated quadrant with scissors.

Step 4: Decorate the black quadrant as you like. We recommend to draw in or attach suitable symbols to the witch's hat, such as crescents, stars, bats and so on.

Tip: You can, for example, use a silver-colored pencil to "decorate". Otherwise, you also have the option to cut out the desired symbols from colored paper and then glue them onto the quadrant. Furthermore, appropriate stickers are conceivable (and the simplest solution).

Step 5: Now roll the quadrant into a kind of ice cream cone (cone-shaped). Make sure that the decorated side is visible. Turn the semicircle around before rolling up.

Step 6: Once the quarter circle has rolled into shape, wet one edge of the cone about one centimeter wide from bottom to top with a glue stick or a hot glue gun.

Tip: Take a look at our pictures, then it becomes clearer what to do here.

Step 7: Now connect the two edges of the cone together by pressing the "untouched" edge onto the adhesive-wetted edge. Be careful, but determined to keep things looking good.

Tip: Step 9 is optional but advisable. Especially since the accessory at the carnival party has to endure a lot. Even if you make the hat for a child, it is advisable to pull all the stops.

Step 8: Grab the scissors and your black paper cone.

Step 9: Cut around one or two centimeters deep pegs in the bottom of the hat.

Step 10: Firmly fold the teeth inwards. You should hold there for the next step, so do not turn back. Therefore, it is important that you are energetic here.

Step 11: Now grab the second sheet of black clay paper and place your cone on top.

Step 12: Circle the cone with the pencil to form a circle.

Note: This circle marks the inner edge of the important brim that you are now making.

Step 13: Find the center of the resulting circle and mark it with the pencil.

Step 14: Put the circle in the center of the circle. You make the outer edge of the brim.

Step 15: Adjust the compass so that the radius of the outer circle is approximately five centimeters larger than the diameter of the inner circle.

Step 16: Draw in the outer circle.

Tip: If you do not have a compass, do this task (steps 16 through 18) just for feeling.

Step 17: Cut the outer circle with scissors.

Step 18: Cut out the inner circle to obtain the required ring. To do this, pierce the point of the scissors in the middle of the paper and then gradually move to the circle. Everything else is a breeze.

Step 19: Bend the tines of the cone outwards again - ideally so that they rest horizontally on the table when the cone is just standing.

Step 20: Coat the tops of the prongs with glue. Do not use too much, but not too little. The brim should keep stable, but at the same time it is also important to avoid unsightly thick splices and graffiti.

Step 21: Guide the brim over the top of the cone and press down on the wetted prong.

Step 22: Use the pair of scissors to cut the crepe paper to the correct length and width. The "strip" should once fit around the hat (over the brim) and be about ten inches high.

Step 23: Glue the masking tape at the bottom of the witch's hat.

Your home made hat is made of simple and inexpensive materials!

Make witch hat out of paper mache

You need this:

  • many old newspapers
  • a big piece of cardboard
  • paste
  • Gaffa tape
  • scissors
  • Acrylic paint in black
  • 2 brushes
  • compasses
  • any decorative elements (glitter pens, stickers, crepe paper and so on)

You do not necessarily have to buy paste. He can also be produced by himself, for example: //www.clubemaxiscootersdonorte.com/kleister-selber-machen/.

How to proceed:

Step 1: First, make the hat brim. For this you take the big piece of cardboard and the compass to hand.

Step 2: Draw an inner circle with a diameter of 35 centimeters.

Step 3: Draw an outer circle with a diameter of 40 centimeters from the same place.

Note: These measurements refer to an average sized adult's head as in the first tutorial. If you want to make the hat for a child, dimensions of 20 to 25 and 25 to 30 centimeters (inner circle and outer circle) are generally sufficient. If you are completely unsure, just measure the head circumference of the person who has the hat.

4th step: Cut out the outer circle with scissors.

5th step: Cut out the inner circle with scissors.

Tip: It is important that you work with scissors that are as sharp as possible.

Step 6: You have finished the brim so far. Now make the cone of the hat out of newspaper. You already need a lot of conventional old newspapers. Make a kind of cylinder out of several layers. The ends stick together with adhesive tape.

Tip: Whether you let the hat run straight up and pointed or integrate the typical kink in the upper part is up to you.

Test again and again if the cone is wide enough. He should just fit through the hole of the brim.

Step 7: Cut the cylinder at the lower edge several times and glue the cone of newspaper with gaffa tape to the hat brim inside. Just do not be too frugal. The two parts should stick to each other stably.

To influence the rough shape a little bit more, glue the tip together with tape and make the transition from brim to hat top with several sausages of newspaper.

Tip: The tape does not have to look perfect, it will be covered immediately anyway and is not visible at the end.

Step 8: Disguise the entire "witch's hat model" with glue and small pieces of newspaper. In detail:

  • Tear newspaper into shreds
  • Put the model on a surface.
  • Coat the model completely with paste - with the aid of a suitable brush.
  • Fix the first layer of newspaper paper evenly on it.
  • Brush the model with paste again.
  • Glue on next layer of newsprint paper.
  • Follow the principle until the hat is stable.

Step 9: Let it dry well. This can take a few hours.

Step 10: Paint the hat with black acrylic paint - with an adequate brush (not the one you used for the glue).

Step 11: Now let the paint dry well.

Tip: Pay attention to an intensive opacity. If necessary, brush a second (and third) layer on it (always only when the previous layer is dry).

Step 12: Decorate the hat as you wish.

Tip: In the material list, we recommend glitter pens, stickers and crepe paper. With all these utensils, the witch hat can be creatively decorated. For example, you can use glitter pens to draw symbols that are typical of the hex (such as bold gold stars or silver-colored crescents), stick themed stickers and / or cut crepe paper into a decorative "ribbon" that you then stick around the hat over the brim.

Of course, also quite different decoration materials are eligible, in the end you can let your imagination run wild. Especially noble looks a band of thin synthetic leather. Make sure that it is relatively light. Finally, the paper hat must also be able to hold the item. As a classic, a strap with integrated buckle is recommended.

Stylish are still natural materials such as dried leaves and flowers and small branches. With these extras, the witch's hat gets a quaint, audacious aura.

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