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Craft and Play: Princess Hat

Top off your Halloween costume or freshen up your play wardrobe with a princess hat that’s one of a kind, just like you!


  • Paper party hat

  • Crepe paper streamers

  • Ribbon

  • Clear tape

  • Scissors

  • Stapler (optional)

  • Foam stickers (optional)


  1. Cut the tip off of the paper party hat to leave a small opening.

  2. Cut streamers and ribbon into strips at least 12 inches long. Take one end of each, arrange in desired order, and staple or tape them together. This will make them easier to work with.

  3. Gently roll the stapled/taped end to make it smaller, then carefully push it down through the top of the party hat. Once through, turn hat and continue to gently pull on the end, until about 1 to 2 inches is inside. Tape the end to the inside of the hat.

  4. Trim the free-flowing ends of ribbon and streamers to desired lengths. Feel free to vary the lengths and get creative with how you shape the ends—cut straight across, diagonal, into points, etc.

  5. Optional: Embellish your hat with foam stickers and other supplies you have on hand.