Introduction: Medusa 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 Medusa newspaper hat in the second 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 4. Topics include: Ancient Greece, Greek mythology, Architecture, and Philosophy.


  • 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:

  • 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 3:

  • Starting at the "open" edge furthest from you, cut 1/2" to 1" bands down the length of the paper, stopping 2" from the bottom edge
  • Repeat along the entire top edge.
  • Open along the bottom and place atop your head !

Step 4: Extended Learning


Ancient Greece, Greek mythology, Medusa, Architecture, Philosophy


Ancient Greece:

Ancient Greek Mythology - Perseus and Medusa:

How to Make a simple Parthenon in Tinkercad:

3D Designing with Tinkercad:

Ask student to design a replica of the Parthenon at Learn more on how to set up your students in tinkercad here.

Example projects: