The first thing you do is cut out 4 flower shapes. I found a cookie cutter I had to use as a template. You can make your own template or find something to trace. You then put a dab of clue in the center and fold them in half.
Kenzie’s birthday is coming up, and she wants a rainbow party. Convenient that it’s around St. Patrick’s Day, so there’s tons of inspiration everywhere. One thing I wanted to do for the gift bags was to have us make each girl a headband representing each color of the rainbow. Today, we worked on those. Stay tuned for the final results of the party you’ll see us preparing for. The party is at the end of the month.
You’ll put a dot of glue down in the center and put one petal on top. Then, another dot of glue and layer the next petal.
The final one goes over one side of the flower and under the other – putting glue in spots to hold it in place.
The final step was to cut out a felt circle and glue that onto the back of the flower, sandwiching it around the Goody elastic headbands I purchased at Safeway. Fluff up your felt flower, and you’ve got yourself a cute headband. I found this amazing tutorial at www.shadandlizzie.blogspot.com.
The girls were able to help every step of the way. My one warning is the hot glue gun. I burn myself, so I had to be so careful with the girls giving tons of training and direction. Only you will know if your kids can handle it. Take it day to day based on behavior. There are some days I’d never attempt it. We were having a great day of obedience, so I had faith we could do it. I would let the hot glue cool a bit before I let them fold the flowers over and hold them in place. Both girls were able to help in tracing and my oldest was able to help with some of the cutting…especially the circles.
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