Get crafty for Thanksgiving with this DIY No-Sew Indian Headband for the kids! Thank you to Elmer’s Products for sponsoring today’s crafty project. This post contains affiliate links. By clicking and purchasing through these links, It Happens in a Blink receives a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make these free tutorials possible!
Kids have a tendency to scoot right from Halloween to Christmas. And who can blame them? With Christmas trees in the stores at the beginning of October and carols already on the radio, it can be easy to overlook the holiday in between. But Thanksgiving is an important holiday. With lessons around history, togetherness, and thankfulness, Thanksgiving is a focus holiday in our house. My daughter has been learning more about the history behind Thanksgiving at school this year, and she loves sharing the stories with her brothers! To reinforce her tales, we made an easy DIY No-Sew Indian Headband this week.
Please note: This project uses ribbon. It is only appropriate for older children who are able to pull the strings to remove the headband.
- Paper feathers cut from card stock
- Cricut Faux leather rectangle 1″ in width and approximately 9″ in length
- Elmer’s Xtreme Glue Stick
- Ribbon (2″ in length)
- Optional: Paint pen for decorating faux leather, Cricut Explore Air 2 for cutting feathers and headband
First, a word on supplies. The paper feathers can be simple or as complicated as you would like! I cut the ones below with my Cricut machine, but the kids can also draw and cut their own hand drawn feathers.
If you’re at a loss at where to find faux leather, check your local arts and crafts store. Some stores sell it in sheets, and you may be able to find remnants at fabric stores.
My ABSOLUTE favorite glue stick is the Elmer’s Xtreme glue stick. I am not kidding when I say that this glue stick is super strong. We made this headband, and it’s suffered through lots of pulling and tugging, and it is still intact. Elmer’s Xtreme glue stick is a staple in our house for all crafts and school projects.
If your child wants to decorate the faux leather piece with a paint pen, let them do this first. Let the paint dry completely.
Turn the faux leather so that the back side is facing up. Apply a thick layer of glue to the bottom front pieces of the feathers. Attach them to the back of the faux leather. Let the glue dry completely.
Cut the ribbon piece in half.
Apply a thick layer of glue to both ends of faux leather piece (approximately 1″ in width on each side). Press a piece of ribbon on each end. Let dry.
Wear the headband by tying the ribbon in the back around the head.
What color feathers would your child like on their Indian headband? Happy Thanksgiving!