These days the kids have a lot of extra time. We do their school work here at home, make healthy dinners together and find fun activities to do as a family, but somewhere in the day they still find themselves bored. But mom’s prepared. I always have a number of DIY crafts on hand to whip out at a moment’s notice, including this cute kitten flower headband. Because nothing combats boredom like glitter and glue.
A couple of years ago we made a bunch of kitten flower headbands for my daughter’s slumber party and it was by far one of the easiest and cutest crafts I have ever done. What I loved the most was that the crowns were actually wearable. I can’t begin to tell you how many crafts we have done that ended up in the trash. Not this one! The kids can wear them around the house or it can add a little extra sparkle to Disney princess movie night! Bonus? They’re super easy and inexpensive to make.
Several centuries ago in Holland, tulips were more valuable than gold.
Gather Your Craft Supplies
- 10 kitten headbands
- a glue gun
- a selection of varying silk flowers
- gold pipe cleaners (or choose your favorite colors! Just make sure it sparkles!)
- a pair of wire cutters
Flowers did not always exist. They first appeared 140 million years ago. Before that, ferns and cone-bearing trees dominated the earth.
DIY Craft Instructions
- Tightly wrap the gold pipe cleaners around the kitten headband. Make sure there’s none of the original plastic peeking through. (You can leave the very ends unwrapped since those will be hidden behind the ear.)
- Cut the flower buds and leaves off of the stems and choose which ones you’ll be putting on your headpiece.
- Once you have an idea of where you want your blooms, glue the flowers across the top of the kitten headband. Be creative and place them anywhere you want. The hot glue works really well with the pipe cleaners, just make sure to help your littles so they don’t burn themselves!
The largest flower in the world is the flower of the Puya raimondii, which has a flower stalk 35,000 feet tall and bears over 8,000 white flowers.
Make This Craft Your Own!
There is no right or wrong way to make a flower headband. The kitten ears are an added perk but you could make this with a plain headband, unicorn headbands, crown headbands—you do you! Practice always makes perfect, but I have to admit I was quite impressed with our first attempt. What do you think? Comment below on what crafts you’re making during lockdown!
Broccoli is technically a flower!