Thursday, November 15, 2012

DIY 'Ballerina' Foofa hair garland

 

Today Mini Piwi and I made a flowery hair garland inspired by the Flower Loving Foofa. I was inspired by all the great ideas at The crafty Crow.

All you need to make this is
  • a cardboard egg carton
  • Crayons, markers....(We like to use oil pastels on egg cartons -it goes on like paint but doesn't need to dry)
  • Tape or glue
  • Stapler

1. Separate the 'cups' but cutting or tearing them apart. Doing a mixture of both gives it a different look and gave Mini Piwi a chance to try out both skills

2. Color the inside of each cup with Oil pastels, markers, crayons...

3. Make cuts in each 'cup' and gently fold the 'petals' back. The petals don't have to be the same size.

4. Make the yellow centers for the flowers. You can color your own like we did or cut out circles from yellow paper/card. Mini Piwi chose to make leaves instead...

5. Use glue or double sided tape to stick the centers into the flowers. The scientific name escapes me...disk or floret?

6. Measure the circumference of your YGG fan's head and Lay out the flower pattern you would like,

7. Staple each flower to the next until you have the desired length. Check it and then staple the first one to the last so that you have a wreath.
Mini Piwi loved her new head decoration and spent the rest of the day being a 'Foofa ballerina'. She was most upset that she couldn't wear it in the bath.

You may also like the YGG super skates we made from cereal boxes

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