How to Make Ice Cream Cone Party Hats

Basic craft supplies are all you’ll need to whip up these playful party hats that kids will love wearing during the party and can take home as a fun favor.
Ice Cream Cone Hats

Ice Cream Cone Hats

Keep the kids entertained at their next party with this whimsical hat project. You'll need: brown or tan card stock, brown marker, scissors, craft knife, hole punch, hot glue gun and glue sticks, 3/8" width elastic, pom poms in pastel colors, ribbon and a downloadable cone template.

Related To:

Materials Needed

brown or tan card stock
brown permanent marker
scissors
craft knife
hole punch
hot glue gun and glue sticks
3/8” wide elastic
pom poms in pastel colors
curling ribbon
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.

Create Hat

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).

Finishing Touches

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).

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Make a Passport-Style Party Invitation

Invite friends to join you for an adventurous evening with these globetrotting party invites.

How to Make Holiday Cocktail Party Invitations

Set the mood for your holiday cocktail party with a glitzy invitation. Start with our printable template, then add sparkling embellishments.

Make Evergreen Tree Holiday Party Favors

Leave guests with a green that they can plant and watch grow. These evergreen seedling party favors will grow into full-sized Christmas trees in the right conditions, like full sun and room to thrive.

3 Outdoor Parties to Plan This Spring

Because nothing beats celebrating in the sunshine!

Printable Party Planning Checklist

Stay organized and keep track of all your to-dos when planning your next event with our complete party planning checklist.

On TV

Flea Market Flip

7:30am | 6:30c

Flea Market Flip

8:30am | 7:30c

Flea Market Flip

9:30am | 8:30c

Flea Market Flip

10:30am | 9:30c

Flea Market Flip

11:30am | 10:30c

Fixer Upper

12pm | 11c

Fixer Upper

1pm | 12c

Fixer Upper

2pm | 1c

Fixer Upper

3pm | 2c

Fixer Upper

4pm | 3c

Fixer Upper

5pm | 4c

Fixer Upper

6pm | 5c

Fixer Upper

7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Property Brothers

8pm | 7c

Mountain Life

11pm | 10c

Mountain Life

11:30pm | 10:30c

Mountain Life

2:30am | 1:30c
What's Hot
What's Hot

Flip or Flop

Consult Program Guide

NEW: Live TV

Don’t miss your favorite shows. Live stream HGTV now.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.

Luxury Home Giveaways

HGTV Smart Home

A luxurious, modern home in Scottsdale, Arizona

HGTV Urban Oasis

A cozy Craftsman-style home in Knoxville, Tennessee

HGTV Dream Home

A gorgeous remodel on St. Simons Island, Georgia