DIY White Top Hats
great project for kids
this was a great project for little kids to do.
December 30, 2008
I bought these even after reading the poor reviews, thought they were worth a try. I am having an Alice in Wonderland themed party for my daughter's birthday and I was looking for hats to use as our craft. The plastic hats didn't have the right look or size and I didn't want to spend a lot. I used cardstock paper on the inside to help them keep their shape and then I spray painted them which made them sturdy enough to add fun embellisments with glue. They look great!
September 6, 2012
Poor product good idea
Good idea but very poor product...paper is too thin. When it is painted, it tears and/or separates at the folds. The glue can become unstuck with very little pull so there are gaps between the hat rim and the hat-top and bottom. When unfolding the hat , there were hats that had been glued together. Trying to unglue the hat and unfold it , the paper ripped so it went unused.
December 1, 2011
bought these for a class project to make St. Patrick Day Hats. I'm sure glad I ordered in plenty of time because these hats are horrible. As soon as I painted one it totally disintegrated and was full of holes. I tried another with a different paint and the same thing happened. So unfortunately I have to go another route and make my own. Ususally very, very satisfied with Oriental Trading products. I buy a lot of items and must say this is the lst time I have ever been disappointed in an item.
September 28, 2011
A bendable treat
Although the picture of what I was ordering was different than what I received, it is still an extremely cute craft. A little difficult to decorate due to the expandable hat section. Recommend assistance when using with smaller children! My daughter loved it for her Mad Hatter Tea Party. A definite plus to the whole day!
March 31, 2011
Fun St Patricks Day Project
It is true these hats are made with thin cardboard and paper...they are fragile. They come flat you have to gently pop the accordian body of the hat open. I did end up making a few repairs with glue. It would be nice if they could be made with a little thicker cardboard and paper. I tried the tempura paint OT recommended on one hat, the accordian paper part ripped beyond repair. So, I spray painted them green for my granddaughter's kindergarten St. Patricks Day party....it work better. The children loved them and decorated them with stickers. We received many compliments on them from other teacher and parents. See attached photo.
March 23, 2011
Worth the Money
I purchased these hats for our Brownies to decorate & wear during the St. Patrick's Day parade. They are made of thin cardborad & paper, so they are fragile; I would recommend an adult "open" them to avoid any tearing. I spray painted them green then let the kids decorate them with stickers & such. For a one time use like the parade, they were great. They may not hold up for long; but, at less than $1 a piece, I'm okay with that. We had no issues with fit & the kids loved them!
March 10, 2011
We bought these to make into Cat in the Hat hats, but they are absolute JUNK! I LOVE oriental trading, but these hats are extremely poorly made! They don't stand up on their own and the bottom portion is HUGE, only not big enough for an adult's head. Rarely am I disappointed in the products I order, but this was definetly a disappointment. I will say oriental trading gave me my money back and let me keep the hats. I did try to paint red strips on them, which was very difficult to do neatly b/c of the accordian folds. The paint stiffened the hats a little, but I doubt they'll last more than 5 minutes. The base is also a very thin, junky "cardboard"...if you can call it that.
August 11, 2010