You may have seen my recent post on making a felt sword and wand. This is the second post in this series to show off some things you can do at home to make your kids playtime more fun. This is a cheap and easy way, you do not need to have any skills whatsoever and you can create these as detailed or as simple as you like. Get the kids involved to make their own so they love it even more.
Equipment And Materials
- Scissors – preferably fabric scissors but not necessary.
- Tape Measure
- Large Felt Squares in multiple colours – I got a multi-pack from Amazon and it has been so handy having all different colours to hand when I need them.
- Sewing machine – optional you can use glue instead to hold everything together.
- Pen, pencil or chalk pen – Use whichever you have available.
- Cotton Tape or Ribbon
Method – The Fairy Headband
- Start by measuring your child’s head, this isn’t important but gives you a good guide to creating the right size. Starting with the fairy headband I cut a strip of 4 inches wide and 11 inches long. I then cut the width in half to make 2 strips of 11 inches by 2 inches.
- Cut out different shapes of flowers, hearts and diamonds into the felt colours or you can use already made plastic flowers. This will be the decoration, you can either glue these on or sew them into place.
- Cut 2 lengths of roughly 11 inches long of cotton tape. sandwich each one at both ends of the headband and the second piece of felt. Glue or sew into place, then you are done.
Method – The Crown
- Use a piece of felt measuring 11 inches long and 7 inches wide. Fold this piece of felt in half and draw on the spike, always try to get one main spike in the middle for a centre point.
- Cut out the shape and a second thinner piece for the back, this will help give it stability.
- Cut out 3 diamond shapes to make the crown look royal, you can glue these into place or sew around the edge to hold in place. I chose to sew them as I didn’t have any glue.
- Cut 2 lengths of cotton tape roughly 11 inches long, sandwich them between the 2 felt layers at each end to tie on the head. You can use elastic if you prefer. Glue or sew into place and you are done!
You can be as creative as you like with these simple designs and easy construction. This is a great project to make with your children so they can make it personal and to their style.
Have fun and let me know in the comments below how you got on. Check out my other posts on dressing up box ideas: