Welcome to Pruning Princesses’ first ever mother/daughter craft post. It’s an easy, inexpensive project your upper elementary girl can do herself (if you’ve taught her to use a glue gun) but together is always better.
|My camera never works well inside that school. Bird
selling her headbands at the 4th grade mall.
Bird’s fourth grade class just finished a cool unit on economics. Each kid had to design a product to sell to the school. They had to create a business plan, develop a budget, buy insurance, pick a selling price, vie for the best “storefront”, decide whether or not to advertise, etc. On the day of the 4th grade mall other classes came and spent their money (real money converted into 4th grade currency). It was a fun project. Bird sold flower headbands. She used both the hard headbands and the soft elastic ones. My creative friend Laura from Everafter Blueprint helped Bird design a flower headband that would be sturdy, because well, the idea I had tended to fall apart. So glad I have friends with different skills.
And now my dear Bird will explain the steps.
Hi blog readers. Bird here. To make flower headbands we went to the Dollar Store and bought headbands and plastic flowers. Four hard headbands or 6 soft ones were $1. And usually there were six flowers per stem. That’s at least four headbands for $2. But we also used some headbands from our house that we already had. The final supplies were a hot glue gun and two circles of felt about one inch around. It can’t be too big or too small– I learned that the hard way.
Now to start out, take the flower and cut off the plastic back as you can see in the picture. Cut off the plastic stub as much as possible to make it very small. Be sure to do this over a trash can because you will get stubs everywhere. That was a mistake I made- I had to make like 40 and I didn’t use a garbage can. I had “fun” afterwards cleaning up the mess.
Now the flower will be taken apart and glued back together onto one of the felt circles with a glue gun. Reassembling the flower in this way helps it to stay flatish (mom said I could make up a word) on your head. I burned myself a lot on this step, so be careful. Flower picking tip– don’t pick one that looks difficult to put back together because you will probably end up with a flowery mess!
Put a dab of glue on your headband and put the flower(with the felt) over the dab of glue. You will likely burn yourself just like I did like 100 times! Don’t worry, the sting doesn’t last long.
Now put a layer of glue on one side of the other felt circle and attach it to the headband and flower to make it secure. Check it over to make sure there are no extra spots you need to glue.
Now check the flower and add glue in between layers as shown above.
A complete, beautiful headband that is fun and cute. I sure had fun but after about 30 I was tired of it.
Well. See you soon! Hope I get to write again