I had so much fun reliving this craft from my childhood that I put together a photo tutorial to share with you!
How to Make a Newspaper Sailor Hat:
Fold it in half from the top down.
To get a proper fit for your child's head wrap the paper half away around your child's head, then add 2 inches or so to each side.
Mark and cut the paper. (The larger sheet is for the hat)
Keeping the first fold at the top, fold down the top 2 corners until they meet in the middle. Use a little piece of scotch tape to secure the sides of the triangle together.
Fold up the bottom of the paper to meet with the bottom on the triangle. Make sure to keep the back and front separate so there is an opening for the head.
Then fold that same piece up again. I like to make it come up above the triangle a bit.
Turn over the hat and do the same for the back.
Stick some scotch tape around the sides of the brim. This will keep the hat from coming apart.
Open up the bottom and you're ready to go! If you want to get really fancy you could let your kids decorate their hats with markers, sequins, ribbon, feathers or paper cut-outs. I think this might even make a fun craft for a child's birthday party!
We don't usually get the newspaper, so I haven't thought much about newspaper crafts in the past. I've been asking my neighbor to give me her old newspaper to use for our chicks, but I may just have to use some for a few other crafts that are suddenly flooding back from childhood memories.
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