- Age Guideline: 5 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Cut the poster board into a large triangle shape with the bottom edge being curved. You want this large enough to make into a cone to fit on top of the paper plate leaving about 1 - 2 inches of the outside edge of the paper plate showing. Paint one side of the poster board and the backside of the paper plate black and let it dry.
Once the paint is dry, cut a large circle in the middle of the paper plate, leave a 1 - 2 inch ridge on the outside. Bend the poster board, black side out, into a cone shape so the bottom edge fits snuggly into the hole in the paper plate. Make sure the painted side of the paper plate is facing up! Make sure 1/2 - 1 inch of the bottom edge of the cone shape is sticking out through the bottom of the hole in the paper plate. Cut small slits every few inches, fold down, and tape them to the underside of the paper plate. You should now have the hat shape.
Now for the finishing touch - add green hair (or use whatever color you want)! Decide what length you want your witch's hair to be... Twelve inches is a nice length to try. Cut several pieces of yarn or crepe paper all the same length. If you are using yarn, you will want 30 at the very least. Tape the end of each "hair" in the inside edge of the cone where it is taped onto the paper plate as shown in the picture below. Tape the yarn side by side cover about 2/3rds of the inside of the hat rim.
If you like, you can decorate your hat with Halloween stickers or designs. You now have a fancy witch's hat to wear!