Halloween Hat with a Secret

What lurks underneath this Halloween hat? Lift up the lid to see the sinister surprise.

Keep this trick under your hat. For a friendly Halloween prank, sit back and watch as friends and family discover what's hidden under the hat.

What You'll Need

  • Papier-mache round box (about 8-10 inches tall, 5 inches in diameter)
  • Black paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 12x12 sheet of black cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Scrap of Halloween paper (to line inside of lid)
  • Glue
  • Black embellishments (ribbon, flowers, etc.)
  • Faux Crow

How to Make It

  1. Paint the inside and outside of the papier-mache box and lid black; let dry.
  2. Cut a large circle from black cardstock to use as the hat brim.
  3. Line the inside of the lid with a scrap of Halloween paper.
  4. Glue the box lid, with the top down, to the center of the cardstock circle. Fold the sides of the brim up to give it a curve and adhere embellishments using glue.
  5. Place a crow inside the lid and fit the box into the lid.


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