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How do you make a party hat?

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To make a party hat in the shape of a cone, glue together two circles of decorative paper. Attach two strands of ribbon to tie around the chin. These hats can be easily altered to fit children or adults.

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  1. Make the pattern pieces

    For an adult hat, the paper needs to be at least 10 inches square, and a child's hat should be about 9 inches square. Use double-sided tape or glue to affix a sheet of solid color vellum to a sheet of decorative paper. With a plate or a compass, trace and cut out a 10-inch circle for a large hat or a 9-inch circle for a small one. Cut out two circles for each hat.

  2. Attach the ribbon

    Lay one circle on top of the other one, overlapping by about one-third. Use white craft glue to attach the two circles, and let dry. At 5:00 on the right hat and 7:00 on the left one, cut two parallel 1/2-inch slits for the ribbon. Position the slits 1/2 inch from the edge of the circle and 1/4 inch apart. Through each slit, thread a 12-inch piece of 1/2-inch ribbon. Glue one end of the ribbon to the inside of the hat.

  3. Close the hat

    Bring the unglued sides of the circles together, forming a cone. Add white glue, and hold in place until dry.

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