You can make your doll an easy fun foam witch’s hat from items you may have on hand or that you can easily find at either the dollar store or craft store.
I used a hot glue gun when I made mine, I recommend it as it is a quick bond but you should only use one under supervision!
To make a hat you will need:
- Two pieces of black fun foam
- A side salad plate
- A pair of scissors
- A pencil
- A glue gun with replacement sticks
- *Ribbon and Plastic Spiders optional!
First you need to trace your salad plate on your fun foam and cut out. You will need to cut out two circles.
Take one of the circles and fold it in half and cut it along the line you just made. You can save the other half to make a second hat or you can save it for another project later.
Fold the half circle matching the flat edges and glue. This will be the cone part of your hat.
Cut small snips along the edge of the cone and fold them out so your cone looks like the photo above. This way it will sit flat on the brim of your hat.
To create your brim you can cut out a small circle or oval out of the center. This gives you placement for the glue. Add the glue around the oval and place the cone on the top of the glue line and carefully press down the cone into the brim.
When it is dry you can place it on your dolls head. This hat is just to sit on top of your dolls head. You can glue it to a hair band or you can use a hole punch to add a ribbon tie on either side of the cone and tie a bow under your dolls chin or leave it as is.
I decorated my hat with some orange ribbon I had on hand and a left over spider decoration from my party store. There are so many ways you could dress up this hat! You could add some yarn hair and glue it to the inside of the hat, you could use fall leaves or flowers, the choice is up to you.
So, if you didn’t know what costume to make for your dolls for week two of the Halloween Parade, now you have a quick and easy project to try! I hope to see some of these in the parade.
Stop by next Friday for more doll craft fun with Karen of Karen Mom of Three!