Halloween isn’t the only day for dressing up. Tap into your creative side any time of year by making a hat. They make great additions to your costume box because they can serve as a full costume on their own—no snaps, zippers, buttons, tight leotards or confusing ties to figure out. With that in mind, we’ve dug up some simple, fun and totally crazy hat ideas that’ll make your day.

Cretaceous Crown

Cutting Tiny Bites

They're already obsessed with Jurassic World everything, so up your pretend play game with this adorable DIY paper dinosaur hat. It's easy to make, and you already have everything you need. Stomp over to Cutting Tiny Bites to learn how to cut, glue and assemble your way to your very own spiked dino hat.

Medieval Crown Craft

First Palette

This craft from First Palette is fit for the pint-sized royalty in your life. With construction paper, crepe paper, and as much sequin bling as you can find, you'll have a new addition to the dress-up bin. Head here for the full instructions.

A cool cowboy hat

Gabby Cullen

This cowboy hat is an easy craft you can make with your kids. Say giddy up and grab the tutorial by clicking here.

Bunny Hat

Alpha Mom

Your kids will be hoppin' around in no time with this super simple craft. Directions from our friend Alpha Mom call for scissors, one pink marker, and one paper plate. The site offers other great ideas for paper plate hats like decorative crowns and heart hats so check it out.

Rainbow Hat from Egg Carton

Having Fun at Home

Rainbow Queens? Rainbow Fishies? Flowers? Make these colorful egg carton crowns and see how they brighten up your kiddos' day. Having Fun at Home has the 411 on how to make this colorful hat—all you need is paint, an egg carton, and a ribbon for the tie.

Shark Attack Hat

Tippytoe Crafts

For the shark and sea monster enthusiast that wishes he could breathe underwater, this hat's for you. There is a lot of scissor work involved so be prepared to help a bit if your kid isn't an expert cutter. All you need is blue construction paper, markers, glue, and a stapler. Head over to Tippytoe Crafts for the tutorial.

Ladybug Hat

Crafts by Amanda

You need black and white paint for this ... oh, and a red baseball cap but the good news is that you can get one on Amazon for just $3.99! And why not ... it's so cute and it's durable! See the tutorial over at Crafts by Amanda.

Snowflake Hat


There are simple templates for this winter crown and all you need is blue construction paper, two white pipe cleaners, a pencil, scissors, tape, white tissue paper, and white thread. Optional craft supplies are stickers, markers, glitter or gel pens to decorate! See the how-to over at DLTK

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