Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Paper Bishop Miter or "Pope Hat"

With so many feasts that celebrate a bishop or pope, like today's Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, paper miters come in handy for many occasions!

There's not much to them so get ready to be amazed.

To start you need:
  • Roll of paper
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Step 1: Cut a piece of paper that is about 20 x 24 inches.

Step 2: Fold it in half hamburger style from the top to the bottom, so the crease is at the top of the paper.

Step 3: Fold the top right and left corners in to meet in the middle and for a triangle. There will be a little strip left on the bottom, this is good.

Step 4: Fold the top piece of the bottom strip up.

Step 5: Flip the hat over and do the same with the other strip. 

Step 6: Fold the bottom right and left points in to form the hat. You can adjust the hat size by folding them in more or less.

Here is how it will look when you flip it back over.

Step 7: Add some strips to the back inside of the hat.

Step 8: Find a toddler to model your hat. 

 Step 9: Find a preschooler to decorate the hat to his/her hearts content.


  1. Love it! Where did you find a roll of paper? Craft store? Your craft was mentioned over at Jennifer's Catholic Inspired.

  2. You can pick a roll up at Michaels or really any craft store. It's mostly know as butcher paper or poster paper. Good luck!

  3. I linked to your post from my lesson plan on Matthew 16 and the papal conclave for kids at http://contemplativehomeschool.wordpress.com. Can't wait to try this with my kids!

  4. Just what I have been looking for for a play my students are doing for St. Patrick's Day. Thank you so much!

  5. Has anyone tried this with felt? I need to do a Saint Nicholas costume for All Saints Day for my eight-year-old granddaughter.

    1. I have not, but that is an interesting idea! I think that hand stitching it in the back would be your best bet. Good luck!

  6. I'm excited to try this!! This is just what I needed to finish my son's costume for the Saint Parade at his school. :) Thanks

  7. Thank you for this great tutorial. I'm making for my 1 year old.



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