Parade Hats | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

Parade Hats

Parade season is a perfect time to get crafty. You can use old newspapers and other supplies you have on hand to create a personalized parade hat to keep you stylish and shaded on the parade route.

What you'll need:
Newspaper and tape or glue.

Other decorative supplies:
Paint, string, ribbon, construction paper, etc. Whatever you can find, you can use!

Directions:
1. Color or paint your newspaper if you'd like your hat to have a solid background color. I painted mine green to get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit. A word of advice: If you use paint, only apply a thin layer (or else the newspaper will be too fragile).

2. Fold newspaper in half.

3. Fold the corners of the connected part of the newspaper into the center to make two triangles.

4. Fold the bottom of the newspaper up and secure with a piece of tape. Repeat on the other side.

5. Decorate and wear! I attached a string to ensure my hat would stay put in windy conditions and kept the colors with the St. Paddy's Day theme, but you can decorate yours however you see fit.

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