Saturday, 27 October 2012

Glamour Witch Hat

Another year has passed in the witch's year.  Halloween is the witch's new year.  Originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people make bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.  Over the centuries it has become a secular event characterised by candies and costumes.

Although there's no walkabout for this little girl, we made a project to make a glamorous witch's hat.

- black cardboard
- clear tape
- glue gun
- paints (we had some glow in the dark, metallic, and glittered paint)
- black mesh fabric, ribbons

This is probably not the best way, but it works for a one off hat.
Take the diameter of the child's head.  Draw a larger one outside depending how droopy you want the hat.
Make flaps so you can just tape them to the cone later.

Cut half a circle, the radius should be how high you want the hat to be.

 Tape the middle of the half circle which will be the point of the hat, this is to prevent it from ripping when you start twisting to make the cone.

 Working from inside, start joining the flap to the half circle, easier to use the tape rather than the glue gun.

 Voila, the finished hat base.

Next is the fun part, embellishment time!
Excuse the chocolate eggs and periodic table, lol.
Glue the ribbons and the fabric onto the hat, then paint....

 Let it dry....

All set to go.

How do you like my witch hat?  Glamorous, non?

"Hmm, it does look like how I imagined it would be...only better."
Blessed be everybody...