Blindfolds are fundamental to several party games, such as "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" and when bashing a pinata. Plan ahead for your blindfolds, so your guests won't have to stand around waiting to play while you search for something to suit the purpose. Make the blindfolds amusing, a well as functional, by using novelty fabric that goes along with the theme of the party or embellishing the blindfold with googly eyes for a goofy look.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
Choose a fabric that matches your party theme. Look for a durable piece that is not see-through. Felt, flannel and even a piece of fake fur can work. If you go with fake fur, you'll need to line the inside with soft material to make it comfortable.
Draw a blindfold shape, about 3 to 4 inches wide, on a piece of paper. Make an indentation in the pattern for the nose and make the eye portions long enough to drop down over the cheek bones.
Cut out the pattern and hold it up to your face to make sure it completely blocks your vision. If it doesn't, adjust it until it's the right size.
Trace the blindfold pattern onto your fabric and cut it out. Sew a whipstitch around the outside edge. If you need a double layer, make two fabric patterns and place them on top of each other, then stitch around the outside.
Attach 10-inch ribbon ties to the blindfold. Sew 1 inch on the end of each ribbon to either side of the blindfold, so it will be secure when it's tied.
Embellish the blindfold with glitter, sequins, googly eyes or felt shapes attached with glue.
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