If you are looking to create an inexpensive costume accessory, here is a fun hat project to use as a general design to get you started. The best paper to use is from your standard paper grocery bag. You can either use wallpaper paste or a homemade paste to stick papers together.

Homemade Recipe: 2 cups of flour, 2 cups of water and 1 Tablespoon of salt (optional). Mix well to get out any lumps. Set aside until you are ready to create your hat.

Materials needed:

  • 2 paper grocery bags
  • masking tape
  • balloon
  • sheet of paper for cut-out
  • scissors
  • pen
  • ruler or measuring tape
  • paints ( acrylic, latex, or poster)
  • paint brushes
  • glue
  • accessories (fabric, ribbons, buttons, beads, feathers) 

Step 1:

To get started, prepare your paper by tearing them into small pieces or strips. By tearing them rather then cutting them with scissors will prevent sharp edges. This will blend pieces together much better.

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