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How to make a paper boat hat tutorial with free template

Inside: How to make a paper boat hat tutorial with template

Instead of handing out a regular cone-shaped party hat for a recent fairytale book inspired birthday bash, I thought it would a fun DIY to make these paper boat hats for all our bookworm guest! Now, these fun party hats don’t have to be used just for a library inspired birthday! They are a great and easy project that you can do any time of the year with the kiddos!

how to make a paper boat hatThe kids that attending the party adored them, it was so fun to see them running around letting their imagination take control! It was such a festive way to bring printed book pages into our theme!

This is such an easy DIY to make like I said the kiddos will love them and you can make them any time of year. Here is a paper boat tutorial with the temple on how to cut and fold your paper boat hat!


paper boat hat

How to make a paper boat hat

Here is a paper boat hat tutorial with a template I made! I used a regular size sheet of paper and folded along these lines.

paper boat tutorial with template

Now that you know how to make a paper boat hat, here are a few more fun folding DIYs! Such as these adorable candle holders and these gift card holders!

Top photo by Carly Taylor


  • sara
    January 27, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Hi Victoria- It was so fun meeting you at Alt! I love what you are doing and think you are so super creative. Don’t be a stranger. Xo -Sara

  • domestikate
    January 27, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Ooh very cute, and a fun idea for the theme. You’re so clever!

  • Lena
    January 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    What darling little hats! And those radishes just look so sweet-they remind me of Peter Rabbit!

  • [email protected]
    January 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    What a wonderful idea!

  • Sanja
    January 28, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    These inspired me to make some for my friend :) It’s her birthday next week so I’m mailing (she lives in another town) these along with some hand made garlands. Thanks so much for the idea!

  • Stephie
    January 31, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I love these. I used some for my son’s pirate party a few years back. I love those radishes too. I think I am going to look at veggies in a new light! Stephie x

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