Arts & Crafts: Paper Toys

Basic Hat (EASY)

  1. Take a rectangular piece of paper. A newspaper broadsheet makes a good hat for bigger kids' heads.
  2. Fold the paper in half by bringing the short sides together.
  3. With the fold at the top, take each of the upper corners, and bring them down to the middle so their points meet. (The folds look like triangles).
  4. With the bigger triangle point at the top, and the paper edges at the bottom, fold the open sides up on either side to form flaps.
  5. A basic hat! Add more zip by pinching the corners together in smaller folds on each other, or push the point in on your child's head to create a whole new shape.

More Fun

Paint patterns or logos (your favorite team insignia?), or stick a feather in your cap and call it macaroni.

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