DIY Cereal Box Party Hats

DIY Recycle Cereal Box Party Hat

Recy­cle empty cereal boxes into super cute bear party hats! Just about every child’s stack of favorite books has a lov­able bear in there somewhere.

DIY Recycle Cereal Box Party Hat

Beren­stain Bears, Cor­duroy, Padding­ton Bear… So many of our children’s favorite book char­ac­ters are bears. Nur­ture your child’s love for these furry crea­tures with an adorable party hat/visor made from cereal boxes. They’re easy to make and fun to dec­o­rate too!

DIY Recycle Cereal Box Party Hat

What You Need

  • Print­able bear party hat/visor tem­plate (down­load here)
  • Scis­sors
  • Cereal boxes
  • Sharpie per­ma­nent marker
  • Craft knife and cut­ting mat
  • Glue
  • Pack­ing tape
  • Binder clips
  • Paint and foam paintbrush
  • Mod Podge
  • Braided elas­tic
DIY Recycle Cereal Box Party Hat

Step 1
Cut out the pieces from the print­able tem­plate. Trace your pieces onto a cereal box and cut them out again.

DIY Recycle Cereal Box Party Hat

Step 2
Assem­ble the muz­zle of the bear.

  • Add a dab of glue to the tri­an­gu­lar area.
  • Press the two sides of the muz­zle together to cre­ate a very flat cone.
  • Fold the tab over and tape it down to fur­ther secure the two sides.
  • Use a binder clip to keep the two sides together while the glue dries.
DIY Recycle Cereal Box Party Hat DIY Recycle Cereal Box Party Hat

Step 3
Assem­ble the nose of the bear.

  • Add a drop of glue to the area shown above.
  • Pull the two side pieces over so they cover the glued area.
  • Fold your tab over and use pack­ing tape to keep every­thing in place.
  • Use a binder clip to keep the pieces together as the glue dries.
DIY Recycle Cereal Box Party Hat

Step 4
Now it’s time to paint your party hat. Choose the color com­bi­na­tion that matches your favorite type of bear!

DIY Recycle Cereal Box Party Hat

Step 5
Assem­ble your bear’s face. Insert the nose tab into the muzzle’s slot. Then, insert the muzzle’s three tabs into the slots on the face. (You may need to slightly trim the card­board pieces to make sure every­thing fits just right.)

DIY Recycle Cereal Box Party Hat

Step 6
Fin­ish assem­bling your visor. Attach the lid to the head by fold­ing the tabs and tap­ing them onto the back. Cut a piece of elas­tic (fit to the wearer’s head) and sta­ple both ends to visor. If needed, use pack­ing tape to pre­vent the sta­ples from irri­tat­ing the wearer.

DIY Recycle Cereal Box Party Hat

And there you have it. Rawr! Your very own three-dimensional bear party hat/visor. Enjoy!

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  • Lisa Van Engen

    Those are adorable!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Hand­made Charlotte

    I agree I agree!

  • Melissa Kojima

    This is the best! I love it. I think a bear party is about to start! Thanks for the clever DIY!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Sure, glad you enjoyed the project!