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Children's Paper Party Hat
Children's Party Hat

Children's Party Hat

Kate Pullen

No party would be complete without paper hats! Either make the paper hats before or why not make decorating paper hats a party activity? This is suitable for children of all ages. Very young children will need a lot of close supervision, however older children can design and make their own hats. Paper hats can be decorated with a wide variety of rubber stamps and embellished with glitter glue, sequina and other adornments.

Paper hats can be made from craft paper, thin cardstock or even fancy decorative papers. A roll of thin cardstock would be ideal. The only other materials that are required are glue, scissors and embellishments.


  • Paper or cardstock
  • Glue or sticky tape
  • Scissors
  • Rubber stamps and ink pads
  • Glitter glue, marker pens, sequins, feathers, ribbons - and anything else that will add a great finishing touch to a hat!


Depending on the age of the children, you may either want to cut the hats out before they arrive or allow the children to do this themselves.
  1. Either use a template to make a hat (see below) or cut a strip of paper to go round the child's head and cut points into this to make a crown.
  2. Decorate the hat with rubber stamps and other embellishments.
  3. When these are dry, join the two edges of the hat together with glue and tape to finish. You may want to add a ribbon to tie under the chin to keep the hats from falling off!

Free Paper Hat Templates

If you would like to use a template to make your paper hats then there are plenty of different types to choose from. These include:

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