How to Make Ice Cream Cone Party Hats
brown or tan card stock
brown permanent marker
hot glue gun and glue sticks
3/8” wide elastic
pom poms in pastel colors
ice cream cone template
Create Basic Shape
Print template onto card stock and cut out. Use the craft knife to cut a slit on the end of the paper opposite the tab.
Add Waffle Cone Pattern
Using a brown marker, draw parallel lines along the paper, rotate, then draw more parallel lines to create a crisscross pattern reminiscent of a waffle cone.
Add Curled Ribbon Topper
Cut three 12” pieces of curling ribbon. Drag them across the scissors' edge to create curls then glue the curled ribbon to the inside top of the cone.
Insert the tab into the slit to form the cone then secure the seam with hot glue (Image 1). Create holes opposite each other near the cone’s base for a chip strap (Image 2). Cut a 12” length of elastic and insert into the holes then tie them off (Image 3).
Attach pom poms around the base of the hat with hot glue (Image 1). Create a display of the finished hats near your party’s entrance so kids can choose which one they want to wear when entering the party (Image 2).