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For our party, I wanted a simple on-theme craft that the girls could do on their own. This is how the tissue paper hat craft was born! I loved how all the girls came up with different designs that showed off their personalities. The craft was quick and inexpensive, too!
Tissue Paper Hat Tutorial
Use these directions to make your own tissue paper hat designs!
- Tissue paper in various colors
- Packing tape
- Tacky glue
- Ribbon, sequins, pom poms, plastic jewels, and any other embellishments you want
|Our hat supplies.|
Layer 4-5 pieces of tissue paper. We arranged the edges so that each piece was at a slightly different angle. Use one dot of glue between each piece of paper to prevent them from separating (we learned this by trial and error).
Place the tissue paper on your head. Have someone else hold the tissue paper around the head (this is an important step). Use packing tape to tape the hat around the person’s head. It is too difficult to hold the paper down and tape it at the same time. That is why a second person is necessary. We found some cool packing tape that was pink and white polka dot, so we didn’t have to hide our tape afterwards. If you can only find plain, you can always cover it up with ribbons or something.
Allow the children to glue various decorative items to the hat using Tacky glue. I was surprised, but the glue held wonderfully. The girls spend at least 30 minutes decorating their hats. It was adorable.
|One of the hats.|
Allow the hats to dry for about an hour, then wear proudly!
|Girls in tissue paper hats.|
I actually loved this project because it was low-mess, fast, and fun! It was the perfect project for our party.
If you make a tissue paper hat, let me know how it turns out! We had a blast making ours.
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