How to Make a Diaper Out of Paper

    by Stephanie Ellen

    About the Author

    Stephanie Ellen teaches mathematics and statistics at the university and college level. She coauthored a statistics textbook published by Houghton-Mifflin. She has been writing professionally since 2008. Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science in health science from State University New York, a master's degree in math education from Jacksonville University and a Master of Arts in creative writing from National University.


    Paper diapers are an adorable addition to any baby shower. Make paper napkins into diaper shapes for a cute addition the the buffet table, fashion small diaper baskets in pinks and blues to hold small gifts for guests, or create miniature name cards by using sturdy paper and filling the diaper with pastel mints, The possibilities for this basic pattern or endless--you can even use it for the invitations.

    Things You'll Need

    • Square sheet of paper 12" x 12"
    • Scissors
    • Hole punch
    • Thin ribbon

    Fold the square sheet of paper into a triangle by bringing the top left corner down to the bottom right hand corner. Fold at the crease.

    Cut at the crease to make two triangles. Put one triangle aside to use for a second diaper.

    Place one of the triangle tips into a hole punch. Punch a hole 1/4 inch from the end. Repeat for all three tips.

    Place the triangle in front of you so that the longest edge is farther away from you and the 90 degree (right-angled) tip of the triangle is facing toward you.

    Fold the 90 degree tip up to the center of the long edge. Crease the fold.

    Fold the left tip over to the center, lining up the holes. Crease the fold. Repeat for the right hand tip.

    Tie a ribbon through the three holes to hold them together. Make a small bow in the front of the diaper.

    • If you aren't good at making pretty bows, pre-made miniature bows can be found in most craft stores.
    • Don't pull on the ribbon too tightly--it can tear the paper.

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