Paper Bag Hats

Average rating of 3/5. (1 Rating)
My rating
  • I love it!
  • I like it a lot!
  • I like it.
  • Just okay.
  • Not for me.
Total Time 1 to 2 hours Ages all-ages

Here's one of our favorite ways to turn around a dull day: make silly hats for no reason at all. Our design, made out of paper bags and basic art supplies, allows plenty of room for kids' creative touches.

What you'll need

  • Paper bags, standard grocery size or slightly smaller
  • Tape (double-sided and clear)
  • Pom-poms, googly eyes, feathers, pipe cleaners, and other craft supplies
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Green curling ribbon

How to make it

  1. Help each child gently roll down the top of a bag until it reaches the hat size she wants to wear. Have her try it on for size, pinch the brim to adjust the fit, then tape it in place.

  2. Now set out craft materials for decorating the hats. Kids can make them as simple or as elaborate as they like using double-sided tape to attach pom-poms, googly eyes, and feathers.

  3. For antennae, coil a pipe cleaner around a pencil, then tape on a large pom-pom. Poke the end of the pipe cleaner through the hat and secure it on the inside with tape.

  4. Cut a flower shape out of construction paper. Punch 2 holes in its center and thread green curling ribbon through the holes. Use scissors to curl the ribbon, then stick the flower to the hat with double-sided tape.

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.
Most Popular on Facebook