Are your kids obsessed with unicorns? Just in time for Halloween, I thought we’d whip up some cute and easy Unicorn Headbands for a simple homemade costume idea that can be worn year round!
Miss G attended a legendary unicorn party this past summer (my friend even hired two ponies from a local rescue and the owner dressed them up with horns and tutus) where the girls were each given a super sweet unicorn headband.
Of course, Miss G wore hers non-stop and it quickly began to unravel so she asked if we could make a new one.
I love that she’s starting to ask more to make things instead of buy them – have you been working on this with your kids?
Learning to create for ourselves rather than consume is a huge shift in mindset that I think has some great long-term effects for kids. And it doesn’t just apply to Halloween costumes – they learn to think creatively in other areas as well, and solve problems (or desires for pretty things) without first turning to store-bought solutions.
These unicorn headbands are super easy to make and would be great for a unicorn-themed party or low-key after school craft. Even if your child has other plans for their Halloween costume, a unicorn headband is a fun addition to your dress-up collection… and if your child is anything like mine, it might also make it into their daily outfit rotation.
(There’s nothing wrong with wearing a unicorn headband to the grocery store… okay, only if you’re under the age of 10. After that, you’re on your own.)
Check out our quick video to see how easy it is to make these DIY Unicorn Headbands – and then scroll down to grab our free printable to make your own!
Materials for a DIY Unicorn Headband
- 3 sheets of white felt
- 1 foot square of of silver fabric
- 1 sheet of pink felt
- 1 spool of silver string ribbon
- 3 hot glue sticks
- Hot glue gun
- 1 headband
- Curling ribbon (purple, yellow, pink, white, blue)
- Polyester stuffing
- Paper or acrylic flowers
How to Make an Easy Unicorn Headband
Cut out two triangle ears for the unicorns ears. Cut out two pink pieces smaller than the white to fit into the centers.
Cut two small strips of white felt and glue to back of ears and glue strips to the headband to secure.
Cut out two large triangles from the silver fabric or felt for the horn. Hot glue the nice side of the fabric along the two longest edges and stick together and (once the glue is dry) turn inside out so the seam is “inside” the horn.
Stuff horn with stuffing then trace the base of the horn onto the remaining silver fabric – it should form a circle or oval.
Hot glue the circle of fabric onto the bottom.
Wrap silver ribbon around horn, gluing down little bits as you go. Glue horn to the headband.
Cut to long white felt pieces and hot glue to sides of headband to cover completely.
Curl ribbon of each color and glue to the bottom of the horn.
Add paper flowers, as desired.
Grab your free printable for our easy unicorn headband craft:
Are your kids as obsessed with unicorns as my daughter and her friends are? What are your kids going as for Halloween?