I love this project, I designed it as a craft project for my niece’s 4th birthday. She had a fairy themed tea party, and these headbands made the girls feel like they were little flower-folk.
We gave them the ribbons, with the buttons sewn on, and a huge pile of flowers and leaves cut from felt. The kids designed their own headbands by buttoning the felt pieces onto the band.
They got very creative piling on different colored flowers and leaves. The best part is that this is a no- mess party project, no glue, no scissors – just fun!
Plus, buttoning is a great task for preschoolers who are working on their fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. Skill-building and creative – this project is too pretty to pass up!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Grosgrain ribbon, in the color of your choice
- Buttons, 3 per headband
- Needle and Thread
- Felt in pastel colors, and green
- A glass, for tracing
1. Sew the buttons onto the ribbon, spacing them a few inches apart.
2. Choose pretty pastel felt for the flowers.
3. Use a glass with at 3″ diameter to cut felt circles. It’s a good idea to cut out lots of extra circles, kids will enjoy layering them.
4. Pinch the circles in half and draw petals, trim them into flower shapes.
5. Once the flowers are cut out add a slit to the center, this is the button hole and this is how you will add your flowers to the headband.
6. Cut circles from green felt for leaves.
7. Trim the circles into leaf shapes, and add a slit for a button hole.
8. Button the leaves first and then button the flowers on top. Get creative with colors layering as many flowers and leaves as you like!