DIY Robot Party Hats

DIY Robot Party Hats

Throw a robot party that is out of this world with these amazing and easy-to-make DIY robot party hats! You can make the hats in minutes with a few simple supplies, then wow your little party guests with some fabulous futuristic fun.

DIY Robot Party Hats

I have a little confession to make before we get started—these are made with ordinary party hats purchased from the grocery store and wrapped in aluminum foil.

DIY Robot Party Hats

What You Need

  • Party hats
  • Aluminum foil
  • Scissors
  • Felt (we used blue and red)
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Metallic pipe cleaners
  • Drinking glass (optional: used to form circle shapes)
DIY Robot Party Hats

Step 1
Open up your party hat by pushing the tab on the side of the hat through the slot. Once you open the hat, flatten it as much as possible.

DIY Robot Party Hats

Step 2
Lay the flattened hat on top of some aluminum foil. Cut the foil out in the shape of the hat and cover the hat with the foil. You shouldn’t need glue to affix the foil to the hat, but if you want to use it, feel free.

DIY Robot Party Hats

Step 3
Use hot glue to fix the hat closed again! Poof! It looks like a metallic hat! The existing strap on the hat (typically elastic) should pull right through to the bottom with ease.

DIY Robot Party Hats

Step 4
Make any fun and robotic shape you wish out of your metallic pipe cleaners for the antenna on top of the hat.

Pro tip: Geometric shapes always work well. If you want to form a circle, twist the pipe cleaner around a glass then slide it off. Voila! You have a perfectly formed circle. Twist the ends together, poke through the hole in the top of the hat, and dab a little glue to hold your robotic antenna in place!

DIY Robot Party Hats

Step 5
Cut out robot button shapes from your felt and create a design for each hat! Glue the buttons on and create the robotic motherboard of your imagination!

DIY Robot Party Hats

Fantastic job robotic crafters! You are all set to show everyone your awesome robot moves!

DIY Robot Party Hats

Have fun!

  • claire

    These are great, and so simple for kids to make. Thanks for sharing the idea!

  • Stacy of KSW

    Yay Caroline is my favorite!! So nice to see her on Handmade Charlotte. Those hats are super duper cute too

  • Rebecca Greco

    These are fantastic! It would be a great activity to do with the kids at a party!

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

    Hi Stacy,

    We love her too! I thought I was your favorite.:) Ok so you can have a few! :)You’re one of my favs for sure. I love your new profile pic gal. I feel like throwing a party just to use these fun hats! Oh yeah party like a robot!!! yahoo!

    Peace Man,

    Rach

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

    Hi Claire,

    I completely agree! Thanks for stopping in!

    Thanks,

    Rachel

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

    Hi Rebecca,

    My twin sisters name is Rebecca. Her middle name is Jane. Whats yours? I’m pumped up!

    Rachel

  • Rebecca Greco

    My middle name is Ann. Most of the Rebeccas that I know are Rebecca Ann.

    My older sister’s name is Rachel! Apparently Rachel and Rebecca just go together!

  • http://www.mollymoocrafts.com Michelle McInerney MollyMoo

    Just Gorgeous!! Delighted to see Caroline’s awesomesauce here on Handmade Charlotte xx

  • Suzanne

    My son just requested a robot party, so I’m excited to see these hats! I bought my felt this weekend! Anyone know of a good robot cake tutorial to complete the package?