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Toddler Activities: Decorate a Headband

Toddler Activities: Use Buttons, Rhinestones and Silk Flowers to make this pretty hair accessory to coordinate with your child's favorite outfits.

button embellished headband DESCRIPTION

Using a color scheme or pattern, transform a plain headband into a cute one your child will want to wear with her special outfit.

MATERIALS plastic headbands

  • Any solid color plastic headband.
  • Craft Glue: Aleene's Fast Grab works well holding items in place quickly.

  • Various decorations: silk ribbon flowers, buttons, rhinestones

  • Newspaper to work on

    1. Choose what decorations you are going to be using.
    2. Sort buttons, flowers or rhinestones by colors, size or both into small containers, muffin tins or on a tray in small piles. Great opportunity for working on sorting skills.
    3. Have your child find each item to glue by naming color and size attribute
    4. Glue onto headband
    5. Hang on a heavy cup or on waxed paper to dry.


  • You need a thick tacky glue to avoid having items slip as you glue it.

  • Select items to use according to the width of the headband. The wider flat one shown in the picture above is perfect for arranging buttons while the thinner one is fine with smaller items.
  • Best worn by child 3+ years of age who understands the importance of not putting small objects in their mouth. If child is younger than three be sure to monitor while wearing in the event that a small item becomes loose.

    Silk Flowers

    silk rose headband
    For a dainty headband, find silk roses from any store with craft supplies. They are often in the wedding section in small packages.

    Use roses with specific colors to celebrate a and green for Christmas, red, white and blue for Fourth of July or white for a wedding.

    See above for directions and tips

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