Kids' Craft: Ruffled Rose Headband
With just a little help from a crafty adult, kids can turn a plain elastic headband into a sweet feminine accessory, perfect for girls big or small.
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- wool felt
- fabric scissors
- printer and paper
- felt-tip pen or fabric marker
- plain elastic headband
- low-temp glue gun and glue sticks (these are safer for kids to use but small children will still require adult supervision)
- decorative button
- needle and thread (optional)
- Download: Ruffled Rose Template
Cut Out Flower Pattern
Print and cut out the ruffled rose pattern. Using a marker, trace the flower pattern onto wool felt. Repeat five times then cut out flowers. Tip: Stack two layers of felt to make tracing and cutting a more efficient process.
Fold Flower Petals
Set aside one flower to use as the base. Fold remaining four flowers into quarters, these will be the finished rose's ruffled petals.
Glue Petals to Base Flower
Holding the four folded quarters in one hand, use your opposite hand to apply a dime-sized amount of hot glue to the center of the base flower. Arrange petals over the glue, with folded corners touching the center of the flower. Tip: It should resemble a four-leaf clover. While the glue is still warm, insert thumbs and forefingers into each petal section and pinch all four corners together. This will puff up the flower, adding dimension and a ruffled look.
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