Minnie's Witch Hat

Here’s a Halloween heads up for Minnie fans: any costume looks better with polka dots. Topped with a pair of distinctive mouse ears and tied with a spotted bow, this classic witch hat is a colorful case in point.

Time: 1 hour
What You'll Need
2 sheets of black poster board
Glue dots
Large round object to trace around (such as a pizza stone, or something else approximately 15 inches in diameter)
Polka-dotted ribbon
How To Make It
  • 1

    Print out the template and cut out the pieces. Tape the top and bottom pieces of the quarter circle together, so that the straight edges overlap.

  • 2

    Place the quarter circle template atop a sheet of black poster board, as shown. Trace around the curved edge of the quarter circle (tip: using a white colored pencil will make the tracing more visible).

  • 3

    Flip over the template piece and again trace around the curve to complete the outline of a semicircle.

  • 4

    Cut out the semicircle.

  • 5

    Roll it into a cone to fit your child's head, securing the overlapped edges with glue dots.

  • 6

    To create the hat brim, place a pizza stone or other large circular object atop the second sheet of poster board and trace around it. Cut out the tracing.

  • 7

    Center the cone atop the poster board circle. Trace around the cone.

  • 8

    Cut a smaller circle out of the center of the traced circle.

  • 9

    Cut a series of notches extending to the trace line, as shown.

  • 10

    Fit the cone over the tabs and then glue the tabs to the inner cone, as shown.

  • 11

    Use glue dots to attach a polka-dotted ribbon hatband around the base of the cone. Then top the band with a bow.

  • 12

    Now make the ears. For each one, first overlap the paper on the sides of the slit between the lower tabs and use glue dots to secure the shape.

  • 13

    Fold back the tabs, as shown.

  • 14

    Glue the ears to the hat, attaching the upper tabs to the cone and the lower tabs to the brim.

Cutting should be done by an adult.
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