What would Halloween be without witch hats? Boys and girls will both want to wear their personally designed hats and fly off on the broom handle around the house. You may have to be the one who handles the measuring and some cutting, but let your kids participate in whatever way you can during that process.
Materials You Will Need
2 large pieces of black construction paper
Decorations such as googly eyes, paper bats, paper cats, etc.
Steps Rquired To Make A Witches Hat
Step 1 - Take a short piece of string (shorter than the construction paper and tied one end on the pencil.
Step 2 - Hold the end of the string (without the pencil) down on the bottom and middle of the construction paper, then, stretching the string out as tight as it can go and trace out a semicircle starting at the bottom left side of the construction paper and working all the way to the other side. The string acts as a geometric compass making the perfect semi-circle.
Step 3 - Cut out the semi-circle.
Step 4 - Bring both ends together to form a cone.
Step 5 - Staple the paper where the ends come together and have your kid try on their hat to see if it fits. If it doesn't fit, simply remove the staple and try again until it does. Once it fits properly, apply glue along the seam of the hat and press seam together.
Step 6 - Cut short tabs about 1-inch apart on the bottom of the hat. When done fold up the tabs to create a brim on the hat.
Step 7 - Measure the inside of the hat with the ruler. Use those measurements to draw a circle on the construction paper with your string and pencil again. To do this, mark off the measurement of the inside of the hat on the construction paper in random spots along the circle, and then mark off the midpoint so that you know where to put the end of your string. Then allow enough slack so that your pencil reaches one of your marked off measurement and create a circle.
Step 8 - Keep your string in place, lengthen it a bit, and create a larger circle to create the outside of the brim.
Step 9 - Cut out the larger circle and the inner circle.
Step 10 - Place the cut out brim over the hat and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a good fit.
Step 10 - Once satisfied with the fit, put glue on the top of the tabs you cut out and push the brim against the tabs to form the completed hat.
Step 11 - Let your kid decorate the hat however they want to decorate.
Step 12 - Watch as your kid's imagination takes flight as a witch.