Here are instructions for a super EZ Rocket hat/costume, complete with a tail hanging down in the back. You can be pretty sloppy about this and it will still work out!
These photo instructions are a little more confusing than nice Kellen-drawn instructions, but… Kellen is “busy” right now….
Start with a rectangle of brown paper. You can cut up a paper bag for this or get some brown craft paper from the dollar store.
It doesn’t really matter how tall the paper is, but it should be about 1.5 – 2 times as wide as your head. (The piece I’m using here turned out to be a little two big for me.)
I missed getting a picture of the next step. Make 3 or 4 stripes across the bottom of the paper. (You’ll see these later in the instructions….)
Now flip it over and paint a little squiggle….
After it dries, lay it down with the squiggle face up and facing toward you.
Fold a bottom corner up. (This should create a BLACK triangle for you.)
Then fold the center point up to be the nose…
Tape everything down. Yes, I know, origami masters don’t use tape. But this has got to have some tape to hold together while you wear it.
Repeat for the other ear.
Flip it over and tape the ears in place.
I used some plastic lids for the eyes. But if you can’t find any, just cut some circles out of white paper. Draw a black pupil. Tape them down and you are DONE!