Log in Sign up
PROFILE MENU

Society of Makers

Don't have an account? Sign up.

Society of Makers

Already have an account? Log in.

Select Guild Forgot Logo Society of Makers

How to Make a Halloween Witch Hat

36 views  •  28 Feb 2023
Kids Craft Ideas
13 subscribers

Make a Halloween Witch Hat

Dressing up is really fun and Halloween is a great time of year for parties and dressing up. So let's make a spooky Halloween Witch Hat. We can use black card and decorate with some fun silver stars and black netting for a spooky effect.


What We Need To Make A With Hat

  • Black card
  • Pencil
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Star shaped cookie cutter
  • Glue
  • Black netting
How to Make a Halloween Witch Hat

How To Start Making Our Witch Hat

We need a large piece of black cardboard. Now we need to cut out a semicircle from the card. The semicircle needs to have a diameter of approximately 60cms.

For an easy way to draw this semicircle with a 60cm diameter. Find a piece of string slightly longer than 30cm. Pin one end of the string in the centre of your card. Wrap the other end of the string around a pencil and just hold it in place.

Now whilst holding the string tight, drag the pencil around a large semicircle.

Now cut out the semicircle and roll it into a cone shape. Wrap the cone shape around your child's head to get the right size. Then when it fits nicely, pop some tape on the back to hold the shape. Now you have the shape, you can mark the cardboard overlap line with a pencil.

Now either glue the cone shut, make sure to hold it until the glue sets. Or use more tape to secure it. If your card is really springy, you can use some staples to hold closed your witch hat.

Let's move on.
How to Make a Halloween Witch Hat

Make A Witch Hat Brim

Now we can place our cone on some more black card and use it like a template to draw around. Draw all the way around the cone. Now we need a larger circle, so we are making a sort of ring donut shape. The larger circle should be approximately 8cms larger than the cone shape circle.

Now before you cut, we also need one more circle. Inside the cone shape circle you drew first, we need a smaller circle. This really does not have to be accurate or neat, because these will be the tabs like in the picture above.

So inside draw another circle roughly 2cms in from the cone shape circle we first drew. 

Just draw the circles freehand or use the string trick we did before. It does not have to be perfect. A wobbly witch hat is probably best and most spooky.

Now cut out the brim. Cut around the biggest circle and the smaller circle. Now use scissors to cut the tabs from the inner circle.
How to Make a Halloween Witch Hat

Complete The Witch Hat

Once the brim and the tabs are cut. Lay the brim on the table top. Fold up every other tab. We don't fold all the tabs up because we want to tape the tabs to the cone and we need the space.

Now you can sit the top witch hat cone on top of the brim. Now turn it over and stick down the tabs of the brim to the cone. For a strong fit you can use glue. Be careful to hold it all in place as the glue dries a little. 
How to Make a Halloween Witch Hat

Witches Hat Decorations

Now we can decorate our witches hat. Get your silver paper and use the star-shaped cookie cutter as a template to trace around. If you don't have a star-shaped cookie cutter. Find a star shape on the internet and print it out on paper. Then cut it out and trace around that.

Decorate your witch hat with the silver stars and then glue some spooky black netting to the top of your pointy hat and boooooooooo, you have yourself a spooky witch hat.

Have fun scaring everyone.
0 Comments
CANCEL
CLEAR
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250922191S31000-standard.jpg thumbnail
How To Make A Cardboard Lamp Base
Sally Andrews
20 views • 6 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250859231S81000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Making Fruit And Leaf Gift Wrap
Katie Isaacs
19 views • 21 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250928151S21000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Fun Twisting Hanging Mobile Design
Lottie Smith
15 views • 11 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250929151S11000-standard.jpg thumbnail
How To Make Colourful Paper Bags
Lottie Smith
21 views • 27 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260307561S31000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Paper Windmills Are a Fun Project for Kids to Make
Kids Craft Ideas
13 views • 10 Feb 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250929041S91000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Colourful Woven Cardboard Screen
Lottie Smith
22 views • 24 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260347311S81000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make Personalised Gift Wrap and Gift Tags
Kids Craft Club
27 views • 13 Sep 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260348011S1000a-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make Your Own Flower and Leaf Paper
Kids Craft Club
37 views • 17 Sep 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250857331S91000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make Star Sign Gift Wrap
Katie Isaacs
24 views • 1 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250928431S61000-standard.jpg thumbnail
A Simple Corrugated Paper Folder Wrapping
Lottie Smith
28 views • 19 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250942501S80310000-THUMB.jpg thumbnail
Make an Amazing Wedding Favour Boxes
Sandy Lane
23 views • 29 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250947251S93410000-THUMB.jpg thumbnail
Make Fun Girls Greetings Cards
Sandy Lane
43 views • 14 Feb 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250902211S01000-standard.jpg thumbnail
How To Make Stylish Heraldic Handmade Stationery
Katie Isaacs
15 views • 13 Mar 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/261248271S71001-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make a Simple 3D Christmas Card
Kids Christmas Projects
25 views • 13 Aug 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250929261S91000-standard.jpg thumbnail
How To Make Simple Colourful Gift Tags
Lottie Smith
22 views • 31 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250925151S61000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Simple Corrugated Cardboard Decorations
Sally Andrews
34 views • 30 Mar 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250946551S81310000-THUMB.jpg thumbnail
Simple Paper Folding Map Picture
Sandy Lane
33 views • 12 Feb 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250857191S51000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Antique Writers Gift Wrap Design
Katie Isaacs
25 views • 30 Dec 2022
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250925051S31000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Making A Cute Cardboard Dolls House
Sally Andrews
31 views • 14 Mar 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250843301S110521391000.jpg thumbnail
Paper Snowflake Christmas Decorations
Elizabeth Richards
22 views • 12 Dec 2022
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250925301S41000-standard.jpg thumbnail
How To Make Decorative Three Dimensional Paper Picture Frames
Sally Andrews
39 views • 12 Apr 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250925451S71000-standard.jpg thumbnail
A Beautiful Cardboard Satchel
Sally Andrews
37 views • 26 May 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250902081S81000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Making A Handmade Gilded Patchwork Lampshade
Katie Isaacs
20 views • 8 Mar 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250944331S240506381000.jpg thumbnail
Patchwork Birds Book Cover
Sandy Lane
25 views • 5 Feb 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250947491S01710000-THUMB.jpg thumbnail
Tissue Pompom Flowers Are Fab
Sandy Lane
15 views • 15 Feb 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250940251S61000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Paper Punch Tags Are Super Fun
Sandy Lane
13 views • 26 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250842061S21000-standard.jpg thumbnail
An Inca Inspired Bird Lampshade
Alison Jones
24 views • 15 May 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250859111S61000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Beautiful Paper Roses Gift Boxes
Katie Isaacs
25 views • 17 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250923431S91000-standard.jpg thumbnail
How To Make A Decorative Waste Paper Basket
Sally Andrews
20 views • 24 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260345341S21000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make Wonderful Paper Stained-Glass Butterflies
Kids Craft Club
42 views • 1 Sep 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250922091S01000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Decorative Oval Bandbox
Sally Andrews
14 views • 4 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250841511S61000-standard.jpg thumbnail
A Fun Simple Flower Collage
Alison Jones
18 views • 5 May 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250846101S21000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Quick Traditional Easy Valentines Day Cards
Elizabeth Richards
28 views • 2 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250946361S80010000-THUMB.jpg thumbnail
Fancy Concertina Star Christmas Garlands
Sandy Lane
27 views • 12 Feb 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250933571S01000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Stencilled Painted Wall Art For Children
Lottie Smith
121 views • 30 Apr 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250922311S71000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Time To Make A Little House Gift Box
Sally Andrews
23 views • 8 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250945301S10510000-THUMB.jpg thumbnail
Doggie Gift Envelope and Doggie Note Paper
Sandy Lane
17 views • 7 Feb 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260343121S51000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make a Stencilled Doily Box
Kids Craft Club
16 views • 13 Aug 2023