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Video:How to Make Construction Paper Witch Hats Crafts

with Chris Davis

Witch hats are fun and easy crafts project for a D.I.Y. Halloween costume. Learn how to make a homemade witch hat with a few inexpensive items.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Construction Paper Witch Hats Crafts

Homemade costumes are a lot of fun to make and they give your kids a unique look on Halloween. If you are looking for an easy place to start, try making a witches hat.

To Make a Witches Hat, You Will Need:

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • String
  • Glue
  • Compass
  • Stapler
  • Optional: glitter, or other craft supplies to decorate your finished hat.

Form the Cone of the Hat by Cutting a Large Half Circle

Using a piece of black construction paper draw a half circle with a compass. If you don't have a compass tie a piece of string to a pencil and anchor the string at a single point. Cut out the half circle and roll it into the shape of a cone. Staple where the paper comes together. Test the hat for a proper fit. If it doesn't feel right remove the staples and try again. Once the hat fits properly apply glue along the seam.

Cut the Brim of the Hat and Glue

To make the brim for your witch's hat, cut short tabs about 1 inch apart along the bottom of the cone. Fold back the tabs this will create a base for your brim to be glued to. Measure the inside diameter of your cone. Use this measurement to create a circle on a piece of black construction paper. The midpoint of the measurement will serve as the point where you will place your compass or anchor your string. Draw a circle using the marked end points of your original measurement. Next, draw a larger circle. This will become the outside edge of your brim. The brim size is really up to you so experiment a little. Cut out the larger circle than the inner circle. It should look like a tire when cut properly.

Drop the brim down over the cone to test the fit. Make any needed adjustments before you apply any glue. Now apply glue to the tabs of the cone and place the brim back in place. Press firmly on the brim where it meets the glue.After the brim is dry this is the appropriate time to decorate.You're on your way to being a witch. Add a cape and a broom and your costume is complete.

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