What type of party would be complete without party hats? Or in this case, ears? Certainly not one my kids *think* they are planning. My sister got them hooked on party hats and they currently love them.
I looked at all the options online to purchase and found several that I liked but with my party budget, I wasn’t willing to pay $2 a hat for the amount we needed so the next decision, decide which type we were going to make.
The party hats needed ears of course but then what else? Austin wanted the Mickey hats to have pants and shoes. Now the shoes I wasn’t sure I could pull off, but the pants, I knew that we could handle that. So we got to working. I used an existing party hat I had for a template and then got to work.
Mickey Party Hats
- 2 sheets of black cardstock (cone & ears)
- 1 sheet of red cardstock (pants)
- 1 sheet of yellow cardstock (buttons)
- Hot Glue (or another glue of your choice)
- elastic thread or ribbon
- Mickey party hat template
Cardstock really works best for this type of project to help it keep its shape. You can substitute colored paper for the red and yellow but I wouldn’t suggest doing so for the black pieces.
After cutting out my pieces of the template then I cut the piece I needed for the cone part of the hat from black cardstock as well as my ears. Using the red cardstock I cut my pant pieces and then the buttons from the yellow.
Starting with the cone piece, roll the sides together and glue the tab to the side creating your cone shape. Hold it in place for a few seconds to allow it to form a bond before setting it upright to finish drying.
Now is the time to attach your string. I used elastic thread I had on hand but you could also use ribbon. Put a small dab of glue about an inch above the bottom on both sides and attach your thread. Be careful, the glue is hot. You can use a craft stick to press it into the glue.
Then to attach the red piece for Mickey’s pants. Be sure that the red paper is just slightly overlapping the bottom so that the black doesn’t show through.
Now to attach the ears, crease each ear piece to create a small tab. Using your glue, attach each ear on both sides of the cone.
Add the yellow oval buttons with glue and you are now ready to show your #DisneySide!
It is easy to also create your own Minnie party hats too! Can’t leave our girls out!
Now the question is, how many Mickey party hats do you need?