How to make a wizard’s hat

How to make a wizard’s hat

Making your own dress-ups is not only an easy craft activity, but it ensures that your child's costume will be a true original. Your child will have hours of fun with this wizard's hat.

What you need:

  • Compass (the geometry kind, not the "where's north" kind)
  • Pencil
  • Large sheet of royal blue cardboard
  • Craft glue
  • Stapler
  • Aluminium foil
  • Black marker pen

Number of players:


You are going to make a cone-shaped wizard's hat with silver moons and stars on it. The best way to make a cone shape is using a semi-circle.

Using your compass set it to about 15cm – from point to pencil. This will give you a circle with a diameter of 30cm. Draw a semi-circle with 30cm diameter onto the cardboard.

Cut out the semi-circle carboard. Shape it into a cone, level the bottom edge of it on a table until it sits right. Test it on your child's head and adjust it accordingly to make sure it will fit snugly.

Glue the cone into its shape, use the stapler to keep it in shape while the glue dries.

Next, take the aluminium foil and roll out a big sheet. Using a black marker pen, draw some crescent moon and star shapes. Cut them out. Stick them onto your cone.

Now you have a beautiful, original wizard's hat and it's so shiny! Kids love shiny sparkly things.

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