Looking for a fun party idea, or maybe an easy and not too messy craft project? Perhaps you have a super creative little one who is always wanting something to make?? This fun headband is the perfect project – it doesn’t require many resources, it is colourful, and best of all you can wear it!
You can make your headband into a bedazzled crown, a mystical unicorn, a woodland creature, or a nature theme full of feathers and leaves, or perhaps a robot design with metallics and shiny buttons. You are limited only by your imagination!
Suitable for kids from 4 yrs and up – a great project for little kids to practice their cutting and glueing skills, and improve fine-motor skills.
A fantastic way to explore and learn about colour/ pattern/shape with your mini-maker. Let’s get creative!
You will need…
- A long strip of cardboard box about 50-60 cm long (measure on your child’s head allowing for it of overlapping)
- Assorted bits of card/paper of different colours and sizes (for ears/horns/spikes etc)
- A few coloured pens (a Posca Pen is great!)
- A stapler
- A few extras if you have them: some wool/ buttons/sequins, any fun colourful decorative collage things
How to make your Happy Headband…
Step 1: Paint your strip using watercolours – lots of bright colours – perhaps create a simple pattern.
Step 2: Think about what shapes you might like to add onto your headband – perhaps just triangles, or maybe ears, or horns. Draw and cut these from your card and paper.
Step 3: Arrange and glue these along the top of your headband – being generous with the glue
Step 4: Pen. Once your cardboard is dry – use a coloured pen or a Posca pen to decorate with dots/stripes/lines/patterns – you can do this inside the ears and horn shapes too!
Step 5: You can add other decoration – perhaps hang ribbons from the sides, or bedazzle with sequins, or cut fringing along the edges.
Step 6: Once completed, measure on your head, staple ends together – and wear proudly! Everyone will be envious of your gorgeous headband!