DIY Felt Dress Up Headdress

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Create an adorable felt headdress, perfect for dramatic play as well as a fun addition to a costume chest!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30+ Mins
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Pipe cleaner
Ribbon, string or elastic
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Ruler

Things to do:
1. Create the base of your headdress using felt. It is not necessary to measure, though helpful in creating a customized fit for the wearer. We used a 6 inch strip of felt for a toddler sized head.
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2. On each end of your base, attach either string, ribbon or elastic to the backside of your headdress using your hot glue. Using elastic works well for creating a one size fits one headdress, and is especially helpful if creating these for party favors. We used 11 inches of string on each side for our toddler sized headdress.
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3. Draw out feathers on your felt. Perfection is not necessary, as feathers aren’t perfect!
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4. Cut notches into each side of your feathers. It is helpful to fold your feather in half and cut your notches into both sides at once.
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5. Hot glue a piece of pipe cleaner in the middle of each feather. Each pipe cleaner piece should be the length of your feather. Note: You can choose to keep your pipe cleaner forward facing when attaching to your base, depending on your preference.
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6. Hot glue your feathers to the backside of our headdress. Press down firmly to assure the feathers hold sturdy to the base.
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7. Embellish! Decorate the base of your headdress to your preference, cutting out and gluing different shapes of felt to give your headdress a little flair!
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