Mardi Gras paper crafts are a fun creative activity for children. This three-dimensional jester hat can be made with some colorful construction paper and this free printable template. All you will need are some scissors, a pencil and some tape or glue. See below for instructions.
Click on the link above to download and print the Mardi Gras jester hat pattern on your printer. You will need to have a PDF reader to open it (free at this website). The hat instructions are also on the template page.
STEP 1: CUT OUT THE TEMPLATES
Print out both pages of the free download jester hat patterns. Follow the dotted line and cut-out each shape with scissors.
STEP 2: MAKE THE HEADBAND
Using the rectangular template on page 2, cut-out 3 pieces from construction paper. For this hat, you can use purple, green and gold, the colors of Mardi Gras, or any other colors you want. Tape the pieces end to end into one long head band.
STEP 3: CUT THE JESTER SPIKES
Using the triangle pattern, cut out 6-8 pieces out of different colors of construction paper. The number of triangles you need depend on head size.
STEP 4 & 5: CONSTRUCT THE HAT
Using glue or tape, secure the triangle bottoms side by side to the head band. Now, fit the headband to your head and secure with tape.
STEP 6: ADD ACCENTS
Use the circle, star and jewel templates on page 1 to cut out decorations for your jester hat. Glue or tape them to the hat.
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