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.
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.
What You Need
- Party hats
- Aluminum foil
- Felt (we used blue and red)
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
- Metallic pipe cleaners
- Drinking glass (optional: used to form circle shapes)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Fantastic job robotic crafters! You are all set to show everyone your awesome robot moves!