Origami samurai hat

Origami samurai hat

This paper origami samurai hat is a fancy Japanese version of the old sailor's hat made out of newspaper.  If you want to, you can make a really big one and wear it! 

What you need:

  • 1 x large square of thick paper

Number of players:



Rotate the square of paper so that it sits like a diamond on the table.

Fold it down diagonally to make a triangle.

Fold each corner of the triangle down – to meet in the centre.

Take each triangle flap and fold it up halfway.

Taking the top layer only, fold each triangular flap outwards to create the little ‘wing’ detail on the front of the hat.

From the bottom triangular flap, take the top layer only and fold it upwards, leaving a little edge.

Fold it again, to meet flush with the bottom edge of the triangle – you should now have a  little point sticking up from the hat band.

Turn the hat over to the back. Fold the triangle flap up once and again in the same way – making a hat band with a pointed triangle sticking out of the top.

Open it out and turn it around. You’ve made a samurai hat!

  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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