DIY Kite Headband

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A fun DIY Headband Craft that kids can make, today’s Felt Kite Headband is a Mary Poppins-inspired craft that adds a touch of whimsy to your child’s outfit of the day.

Felt Headband Craft

We make a lot of felt projects around here, especially felt sewing projects, and I hate throwing away all of the leftover felt scraps… but they can pile up if you don’t find a good use for them!

I often use the small pieces of leftover felt as an alternative to cotton batting in our little homemade stuffies, but coming up with viable projects for the bigger scraps can be a bit trickier.

This felt kite headband ended up being the perfect way to use up a bunch of leftover felt pieces while creating something that is super cute all on it’s own.

It’s a super simple sewing project for kids to help make (especially if they are still in the beginning phase of learning how to stitch) and would be a great party activity, allowing each guest to leave with their own unique headband.

Personally, we made ours for our Mary Poppins Movie Night (you all know how much we love our themed Disney movie nights) and it was the perfect low-key craft for some of the “slower” parts of the movie.

If your kids aren’t yet ready to sew, you can just use some fabric paints to fake the stitching on the kites, or skip that design element completely. That’s really the only sewing aspect for this craft and then glue takes care of the rest.

We used hot glue but any school glue or fabric glue will work great.

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Materials for a Felt Headband Craft

How to Make a Kite Headband

Download and print out the kite pattern and cut out the pattern pieces.

Pin the kite pattern securely in place on the felt pieces and trace onto the felt, then carefully cut out with scissors.

Thread an embroidery needle with a few strands of embroidery floss (we used 6 strands but it’s okay if your needle can’t hold that much) and tie a knot at the end.

Sew a simple running stitch from the top of the diamond-shaped kite piece to the bottom.

Leave about 6″ of embroidery floss extending from the bottom of the diamond shape that will be used later as the kite’s string/tail and then cut off.

Tie another knot at the end of the embroidery floss and sew a line of running stitches across the diamond shape from one side corner to the other. Tie off and cut off the excess string.

Attach the diamond part of the kite to your headband using a bit of glue and then secure the felt bow pieces below the kite, placing the embroidery thread “tail” under the bows.

Decorate the bows with pearl stickers, as desired (use a bit of glue to secure) or add additional embellishments based on what you have on hand.

Allow the glue to dry completely before wearing.

Pin this Easy Kite Headband Craft for your next crafting session – or a Mary Poppins movie night:

Grab your free printable instructions for our kite headband craft – and don’t forget to grab your free printable kite headband pattern here:

Yield: 1 Headband

DIY Kite Headband

Close-up picture of a kite headband on a little girl's head

A super cute and easy DIY Kite Headband kids can make using a plain headband and leftover felt scraps. The perfect craft for leftover felt pieces that are cluttering up your craft area and a great craft for a Mary Poppins movie night

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Plain Headband
  • Craft Felt, Assorted Colors
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Half Pearls
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Tools

  • Embroidery Needle
  • Craft Glue
  • Straight Pins
  • Scissors
  • Printable Kite Pattern

Instructions

  1. Download and print out the kite pattern and cut out the pattern pieces.
  2. Pin the kite pattern securely in place on the felt pieces and trace onto the felt, then carefully cut out with scissors.
  3. Thread an embroidery needle with a few strands of embroidery floss (we used 6 strands but it's okay if your needle can't hold that much) and tie a knot at the end.
  4. Sew a simple running stitch from the top of the diamond-shaped kite piece to the bottom.
  5. Leave about 6" of embroidery floss extending from the bottom of the diamond shape that will be used later as the kite's string/tail and then cut off.
  6. Tie another knot at the end of the embroidery floss and sew a line of running stitches across the diamond shape from one side corner to the other. Tie off and cut off the excess string.
  7. Attach the diamond part of the kite to your headband using a bit of glue and then secure the felt bow pieces below the kite, placing the embroidery thread "tail" under the bows.
  8. Decorate the bows with pearl stickers, as desired (use a bit of glue to secure) or add additional embellishments based on what you have on hand.
  9. Allow the glue to dry completely before wearing.

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