Jesters Hat Craft

Making your hat for Mardi Gras? Make a Jester’s Hat in purple, green and yellow foam the official colors of Mardi Gras and join the celebration. Get a bunch of friends together to make hats and beads and stage your own parade. Check out our craft instructions for making beads out of magazines Make Magazine Bead Jewelry.


Although there is some controversy, aside from the history of the Mardi Gras colors, the Mardi Gras King in 1982 gave each color its own meaning: purple for justice, green means faith, and gold represent power. Source: Randazzo King Cakes – HISTORY OF MARDI GRAS COLORS

  • Jester Hat Pattern below
  • 4 pieces of Craft Foam: Purple, Green & Yellow
  • Low Temp Glue Gun
  • 36 Jingle Bells – 3/8″
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  1. Cut a piece of craft foam into a 3″ strips. Glue together using a low temp glue gun until you have enough to fit around the child’s head.
  2. Click on pattern below and print 8 pages of the Jester Hat Pattern. Staple to foam around edges and cut out.
  3.  Glue each piece to the top inside edge of the foam crown.
  4. Glue two jingle bells on each point.
  5. Glue jingle bells all around the crown

Have a grand time marching around and jingling all the way.

Patterns, Templates and Printables

Click on a pattern to open it in a new window to print at the correct size.



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