Today I want to tell you about how Princess started making headbands, and show you how to do what she has been doing.
We bought some plain headbands at Walmart and some silk flowers at the Dollar Store. I also bought her a cool glue gun to work with. When I gave her the supplies, she sat down and spent the next three days making headbands! If she had not run out of headbands, she would have kept going! I suggested she wait until she sold what she had already made before buying more.
First she cuts the flower heads off. We learned that after the big flower heads are cut off, they fall apart, so if you are going to try it, make sure you glue each layer together before attaching it to the headband.
When it is time to attach the flower to the headband she first figures out where she wants to put it and how she wants to arrange them if there are more than one or if she’s using jewels. Sometimes she adds some bling, like in the last photo above. Then she uses the glue gun to attach them. At first she used the cool glue gun, which doesn’t work too bad, but we found that they sometimes fall off then, and I have since read that that is normal with a cool glue gun. But it was a good way for her to learn how to use a glue gun without burning her fingers. With a hot glue gun she now has a bowl of water at the table so she can dip her fingers in it. She needs to do that because she uses her fingers to wrap the glue around the headband and smooth it out, to help prevent the glue from coming off the headband.
Princess also decorated an empty ice tea container to display her headbands on. First we put contact paper around it and then she decorated it with glitter glue. She painted the lid pink and used glitter glue on it too.
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