The supplies you will need:
-black cardstock: one sheet per hat PLUS one sheet for every 2 sets of ears (that's 4 ears per page)
-pink polka dot scrapbook paper (or whatever color/pattern you would like for the bow)
-double sided tape
-hot glue gun
-3 inch round cookie cutter or 3 inch round craft punch
-medium sized butterfly cookie cutter (optional)
Using your cookie cutter as a stencil or your round craft punch, cut out enough ears for your desired number of hats out of the black cardstock.
Shape a cone out of the black card stock and use double sided tape to seal the seam. You could also use hot glue for this if you wanted, but I found the tape to be less messy. It took me a few tries to figure out how to get the cardstock to roll up neatly into the cone shape.
Cut desired number of bows out of your scrapbook paper. I used a butterfly cookie cutter to trace the basic shape (I then trimmed it to my liking), but you can certainly freehand them!
Cut your ribbon allowing 2 pieces for each hat. These will be your straps. I used my child's head to measure and they came out to about 12 inches per strap.
Now you are ready to assemble the hats!
Cut 2 small slits near the top of the cone using your exacto knife. You will be inserting the ears into these slits. You want them large enough to allow the ears to be attached, but not so big that you lose too much of the rounded shape.
Apply a small amount of hot glue to the slit and then place each ear inside. You may need to apply a little more to get the ears to adhere. A little goes a long way and isn't very noticeable on the hat!
Using the hot glue, attach the ribbon to the inside of both sides of the cone. Make sure you are careful where you place the ribbon so your ears aren't crooked!
Finally, attach the bow to the front of the hat using either hot glue or double sided tape.
You could even jazz these up further with the birthday child and/or the guests initial on the front! Need a Mickey Mouse hat instead? Just leave off the bow and use red ribbon!
The perfect party hat for your little Mouseketeer!