I had this idea for a while and finally made them, these super easy party hats. I think it would also make a great activity at a kids birthday party, decorating your own hat. At least we had lot’s of fun making and wearing them :)
what you’ll need:
• (different) paper coffee or ice cups
• decoration materials – crayons, stickers, masking tape, googly eyes, stamps
• (colored) elastic cord or ribbon
• tassels & pom poms or some thread to make them yourself
• scissors or cutting knife
• crochet hook
Step 1 – decorate your hat
Start with the best part; decorate your hat. Draw on them with crayons, use different types of masking tape to create stripes. Sticky dots in bright colors make very cute dotted hats. Or try something fun like googly eyes. If you use stamps, make sure it dries first to avoid smudging.
Step 2 – top your hat
To make your hat extra festive, attach a tassel or pom pom on top of the hat. Online you find loads of tutorials how to create them your self. To attach, pierce two little holes in the bottom of the cup. Pull the thread with the crochet hook through and make a knot in the inside
Step 3 – attach elastic cord or ribbon
Pierce a hole on each side of the cup. Measure a piece of elastic cord or ribbon to match the hat & person who wears it. Don’t forget some extra length that is going through the inside of the cup. Pull the elastic cord through with the crochet hook on each side, making sure the two ends are inside the cup. Make a knot. If using ribbon, do it the other way around, and leave the ends hanging aside.
Step 4 – let’s party
You’re done. Let’s party!