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How to Make a Funnel or Cone from Paper

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Paper cones are useful in a range of homemade crafts. Need a nose cone for your paper rocket or snowman? Want to make a party hat? Paper cones have a lot of potential variety, and they’re fortunately easy to make as well. Once you get the basic cone prepared, you can go the extra and decorate it to your liking.

Printable Paper Cone Template

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To make a funnel or cone from paper, start by tracing a wide triangle onto a sheet of paper. Make sure the two shorter sides are the exact same length, then cut the triangle out. Next, take one of the far corners and roll it into the center so the paper’s edge is touching the middle of the triangle. Hold that in place, then use your other hand to bring in the opposite corner, rolling it overtop so it wraps around the other corner. Fold the loose edges into the cone’s opening, then secure it with a strip of tape along the cone’s inside seam. If you want to learn how to make a paper cone from a disc, keep reading the article!

How to Make a Funnel or Cone from Paper. Paper cones are useful in a range of homemade crafts. Need a nose cone for your paper rocket or snowman? Want to make a party hat? Paper cones have a lot of potential variety, and they're…

How to Make an Origami Cone to Hold Pop Corn

The origami cone is an easy paper folding project with many uses, including serving snacks, entertaining children, and help you decorate for a party. If you appreciate practical origami projects, this design is worth memorizing.

How to Make an Origami Cone

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The origami cone in this tutorial uses 8 1/2-inch x 11-inch paper. You could use plain white copy paper, draw a design on the paper, buy colored construction paper, buy patterned scrapbook paper, or print off the free origami paper design of your choice. Canon Creative Park has a large selection of free printable 8 1/2-inch x 11-inch origami paper.

Create the Initial Folds

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Fold the paper in half horizontally. If your paper has a pattern on one side, start with the pattern face down. Crease well, then unfold. Fold the top left and bottom right corners into the middle. When you’re finished, your paper should look like the photo.

Fold in Half

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Fold the left side of the paper underneath the right side. Crease well.

Fold the Bottom Right Corner Up

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Fold the bottom right corner up to meet the left vertical edge. When you are finished with this step of the project, your paper should look like the photo.

Fold the Top Right Corner Down

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Fold the top right corner down so it meets the left vertical edge of the paper. When you are finished with this step of the project, your paper should look like the photo.

Finish Your Origami Cone

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Gently open the pocket created at the top to round out the opening of the cone. Congratulations! Your origami cone is complete.

A single cone is good for serving popcorn, chips, party mix, or other snacks at a party. Just avoid using the cone for anything that is wet or extremely greasy, since the paper won’t hold up well under these conditions.

Make an Origami Hat

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If you tuck the top pointed flap of the cone inside, it makes a fun party hat for a stuffed animal. This would be a cute project to do with children who are learning origami. They can use the hats to pretend they are having a birthday party for their favorite teddy bear.

An Origami Christmas Decoration

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If you want, you can combine several cones to make a fun holiday decoration. The example in this photo uses red and green cones hot glued around an old CD that provides stability for the design while giving you a convenient way to hang the finished project on the wall. An origami medallion folded from two shades of green notepaper accents the center, along with a red snowflake sticker. By using different colored or patterned papers and changing the center embellishment, you could adapt this idea to fit nearly any celebration.

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