Personalized Happy Birthday Party Hat

Fun activity to occupy guests at a birthday party.

Level: Novice, Intermediate

Van Aken Product(s):
Jazz liquid tempera, Jr. Jazz 'truly washable', Jazz School, or Jazz Gloss



  • Jazz paint in assorted colors
  • thick paper cut in strips long enough to fit around child's head
  • assorted paint brushes
  • pencil or chalk
  • paint trays
  • water
  • stapler
  • newspaper


  • cover work area with newspaper
  • paint birthday party theme onto long strip of paper and let dry
  • cut out desired shape (i.e., crown) across one edge of paper
  • put paper around child's head to determine size
  • staple ends together (with adult supervision or help)

Handy hints:
Paint applied too thickly may crack and fall off of the paper after drying. Jr. jazz 'truly washable' may be best as it washes out of clothing.