Introduction: Crown Paper Hat

About: I am a Graphic Designer by trade and a passionate crafter, tinkerer, and inventor at heart

Paper is an incredible building tool and an accessible way to expand our understanding of 3D modeling. Let's build a classic Crown newspaper hat in the seventh of 8 Simple Newspaper Hat Tutorials. << Click the link to view the whole collection :)

Teachers and Parents:

For more details on how to extended this project for additional learning check out further resources in step 5. Topics include: Monarchies, Philosophy, UK Parliament / Government, and John Locke


  • Single Sheet of Newspaper. *Note: You can also use a large flyer or wrapping paper.
  • Tape

Step 1:

  • Fold the newspaper in half, so that it forms a long rectangle.
  • Arrange the rectangle so that the long FOLDED edge is at the BOTTOM, closest to from you.

Step 2:

  • Fold the bottom edge up 2"
  • Continue to fold along bottom edge until you have a band of about 2" of newspaper remaining along the top edge.

Step 3:

  • With the folded edge of the rectangle closest to you, fold one edge of the rectangle towards the center.
  • Fold the second edge of the rectangle towards the center and overlap the first edge by an inch or two.
  • Tape along the bottom 2" where the two piece of paper overlap to secure in place.

Step 4:

  • Cut a zig-zag pattern horizontally across the top edge from one side to the other.
  • Open along the bottom and place atop your head !

Step 5: Extended Learning


Monarchies, Philosophy, UK Parliament / Government, John Locke


How Absolute Monarchies work:

An introduction to UK Parliament:

3D Designing with Tinkercad:

Ask student to design their own throne at Learn more on how to set up your students in tinkercad here.

Example projects: