If your child enjoys dressing up like a fairy during pretend play, you can make her playtime more exciting by providing her with a fancy fairy headdress. When you buy a fairy headdress from a toy store, it is often poorly made and may not be created using soft fabrics and flowers. Instead of buying a premade fairy headdress, make your own using materials that will make the headdress look ethereal and magical, such as silk fabric and flowers.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Hot-glue gun
- Hot-glue stick
- Silk fabric
- Ribbon, 1/4 in wide
- Silk flowers
- Spray adhesive
Insert a new hot glue stick into the opening of a hot glue gun, then plug the hot glue gun into a wall outlet to heat up for five minutes.
Cut a rectangle from silk fabric to measure 4 in wide, 18 in long. Select any colour of silk fabric you prefer.
Squeeze a pea-size dollop of hot glue onto the outside end of a plastic headband.
Press the middle of one short end of the silk fabric rectangle onto the hot glue dollop and hold in place for one minute.
Squeeze a second pea-size dollop 1 in down from the first dollop. Twist the silk fabric rectangle two turns.
Press the twisted portion of the silk fabric onto the second hot glue dollop, allowing the fabric to hang loosely. Hold the fabric in place for one minute to allow the glue to harden. Repeat until all of the twisted silk fabric has been glued onto the headband.
Cut six pieces of satin ribbon, each measuring 8 in long. Divide the ribbons into two groups of three and tie each group together at one end. Squeeze a pea-size dollop of hot glue onto one end of the headband, and press the knot of one of the ribbon sets onto the glue dollop. Hold the knot in place for one minute. Repeat with the other group of ribbons at the other end of the headband.
Squeeze a pea-size hot glue dollop onto the knot of one of the ribbons and press a silk flower onto the glue. Hold the flower in place for one minute. Repeat to glue another silk flower on the other knot. Allow the hot glue to harden for one minute.
Spray the entire headdress with spray adhesive and sprinkle glitter over the entire headdress. Shake off the excess glitter.
Tips and warnings
- Keep hot glue out of the reach of children. Hot glue can cause serious burns.
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