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How to Make Ice Cream Party Hats

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Get ready for summer fun with your mini makers and these adorable ice cream-inspired party hats.

These hats are simply made from cardstock, pom poms and ribbon, and can be quickly put together in no time. Use them for any occasion and add excitement to your kids' parties. They'll be great fun to make as you enjoy summer crafts.

This project can also be created using a Cricut machine. To use your Cricut, simply follow the second half of the instructions.

Project and instructions by Kathi Smith.

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How to Make

You will also need:

* Felt tip

* A4 White Paper

* Cricut Design Space app installed on a mobile, tablet, desktop or laptop (only applicable if using a Cricut machine to create the party hats)

Step 1: Ice Cream Party Hats (without Cricut)

Download and print the A4 Party Hat Template, cut out and draw around the template onto the Kraft Card.

You may want to use a craft knife to cut out the holes for the arrow tabs.

Step 2: Ice Cream Party Hats (without Cricut)

Using a ruler and a brown felt tip or maker pen, draw diagonal lines in both directions across the hat.

Repeat so that you have four hats.

Step 3: Ice Cream Party Hats (without Cricut)

Cut strips of the pastel ribbon to approx 14cm. Glue a strip of hot glue to the wrong side of the hat top and stick 3 - 4 ribbons to it.

Once dry, close the hat up securing the tabs with glue if needed. Repeat for all four hats.

Step 4: Ice Cream Party Hats (without Cricut)

Use a hot glue gun to stick the large pom poms to the base of the hat, space out evenly.

Once dry, use hot glue once more to fill the gaps with the smaller pom poms.

Once dry, remove any excess strings from the pom poms. Repeat until you have made four different coloured hats.

Step 5: Ice Cream Party Hats (without Cricut)

Cut the elastic to approximately 20cm long.

Use a hot glue gun to stick the elastc to each side of the hat.

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Step 6: Ice Cream Party Hats (without Cricut)

Once dry, your hat is ready to be worn.

Step 1: Ice Cream Party Hats with Cricut Maker

Within the Cricut Design Space app, search for the project "Celebrate Party Hat".

Click on "Customise".

Detach and remove the drawn element.

Save as your own project.

Step 2: Ice Cream Party Hats with Cricut Maker

Change the cut colour to brown.

Click on shapes and insert a score line, change this to draw, resize and place diagonally on the party hat.

Copy and place until you have a complete set of diagonal lines, then attach these together.

Duplicate the attached lines and rotate, you will need to detach and resize some of them to fit on the hat. Attach again, then select all and attach.

Step 3: Ice Cream Party Hats with Cricut Maker

Check the measurement of the hat, it will need to be able to fit onto an A4 piece of card.

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Step 4: Ice Cream Party Hats with Cricut Maker

Once you are happy click "Make it", change the project copies to four, and the material size to A4.

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Step 5: Ice Cream Party Hats with Cricut Maker

Your machine will now draw and cut the card following the on-screen instructions.

Step 6: Ice Cream Party Hats with Cricut Maker

Cut strips of the pastel ribbon to approx 14cm.

Add a strip of hot glue to the wrong side of the hat top and stick 3 - 4 ribbons to it. Once dry, close the hat up securing the tabs with glue if needed.

Repeat for all four hats.

Step 7: Ice Cream Party Hats with Cricut Maker

Use hot glue to stick the large pom poms to the base of the hat, space out evenly.

Once the glue has set, fill the gaps with the smaller pom poms.

Repeat until you have made four different coloured hats.

Step 8: Ice Cream Party Hats with Cricut Maker

Cut the elastic to approx 20cm long, and use a hot melt glue gun to adhere one end to each side of the hat.

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Step 9: Ice Cream Party Hats with Cricut Maker

Once dry, your hats are then ready to be worn.

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