A was given this craft kit for making headbands recently. She was very keen to have a go at it, so we set out all the contents on the table and talked about the design of the headbands. Since there were three headbands to decorate, A picked one, and offered to let L decorate one too. That left one, which A suggested I might like to make up…. and then she could wear my creation 🙂 I was very pleased that she was sharing so nicely with L.
After much discussion about design, A insisted on making hers just like the one on the box. L just wanted the pink spotty ribbon and feathers on hers, and I got what was left. We started with the thin ribbons, which were meant to wrap around the plain satin headbands. The glue that came with the kit was terrible, so I used some silicone craft glue that we have for our craft projects. The kids found it difficult to wrap the ribbon around evenly, so I did that part for them.
I helped A glue the heart crystal onto the pink flower along with a pink feather. Then I made a bow with the purple ribbon and glued some feathers to it. Once these were dry we stuck them onto the headbands.
L used some little diamantes to decorate hers, along with some small feathers out of our craft box (the feather left in the craft kit was too big for what she wanted to do). I really like how hers turned out.
It took a little while for the headbands to dry, and the kids were not particularly patient during this time, but we got there eventually. They modeled the headbands for me, and they have been wearing them around a lot. I did most of the gluing in this activity as it was a bit fiddly to get the ribbon and the decorations onto the curved surface of the headband. Despite this, the kids really enjoyed designing and decorating, and then wearing the headbands. And we had some lovely time together whilst doing it.