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    How to Make Newspaper Party Hats

    Posted by  ·  December 31, 2008

    Here is a quick way to make last minute party hats for New Year’s Eve.  We made two different styles of newspaper hats.

    Child’s sized Newspaper Party Hat

    Use a whole sheet of newspaper

    Fold in half

    Fold each of the top corners to the center

    Fold top layer at bottom up

    Fold it up again

    Turn newspaper over and fold up bottom

    Fold it up again (like other side)


    Bishop’s Hat Folded from Newspaper

    Use one whole sheet of newspaper

    Bring top corners to center

    Fold  top layer at the bottom up one time

    Turn newspaper over and bring corner of hat to the center

    Bring other corner to the center

    Fold piece at bottom up


    Now you’re ready to party!

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      Saturday, February 25th, 2012
      My Aunt at the age of 80 is semi-retiring from her career in journalism. We are having a birthday party/retirement party entitled "black and white and red all over". I am making your hats for the children to wear at the party. Everyone is requested to wear black and white with just a little bit of red. Thanks for your help! I think I will get gift wrap and make some large red ones for daring adults. Guess what our tablecloth will be made of? Yes newspaper (from the paper she wrote for including her bylines). with red/black/white rib down the center of the table - with clear plastic over the entire table! Fun, fun!! Thank you and Pinterest for your help:)
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    5. Beth
      Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
      This is inspiring! I'm also imagining using sheets of wallpaper or gift wrap. in the blank or reverse areas lfet by the folding, a person could glue trim like buttons, ribbon little sports figures or toy car parts (boys) or a child's initials -- animals, pets, photos, anything goes.
    6. Thursday, January 15th, 2009
      Thanks for this! I'd forgotten how to do paper hats, so this is very useful :-)
    7. Monday, January 12th, 2009
      These are awesome!
    8. Thursday, January 8th, 2009
      Wow, great idea! I haven't thought of newspaper hats for years. I'm going to try to make one for my 3 year old son in the morning...he'll love it!
    9. Suzanne
      Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
      My newspapers are smaller too - what size of paper are you using? I stand with glue in hand awaiting your answer, cuz these are too cute. ~ Suzanne in northern BC Canada
    10. Linda Gerig
      Friday, January 2nd, 2009
      Tried this out and would you believe our newspaper is a lot smaller than yours. I think they shrunk the paper not too long ago. It made a tiny hat. Linda Gerig
    11. Caroline
      Thursday, January 1st, 2009
      Great idea! I'm going to make these for our little boy for "fun" - missed the New Year's Eve post!! I just discovered your blog (I know - where have I been???)!! I love it - your ideas are fabulous - hope you have a wonderful 2009!
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      Awesome, I'm going to make them for my three kids tonight. Thanks!
    14. Jennie Bender
      Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
      Love these hats, haven't made them in a long time! Thanks so much. I am not going to use them for New Year, but definitely for dress up in the fall! Thanks and Happy New Year!

    15. Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
      I love these I am going to make these with my kids in the morning when they wake up - fun, fun, fun! Thanks for the great idea.
    16. Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
      Thanks for all the wonderful ideas this year, have a wonderful new year.