Make an enchanting paper bag tiara, from a grocery sack and a handful of artificial flowers:
Making paper bag hats has been on my mind since Easter when we made our paper bag nests. Those nests were really simple to make, and I thought at the time that it would be neat to use the same process to make some paper hats. We tried our hand at it today, and were thrilled with the results! It was such a success, that I immediately decided that over the course of the next week or so, we’ll make a variety of hats, and share them with you! Today, I present to you our “Woodland Fairy” paper bag tiara.
This was one of those crafts that you have a vision for, but you’re not sure what it will really look like until it’s done. Actually, that’s the way it is with most of the stuff we do here, but let me tell you, when my little hooligan put the final touches on this one today, I was so excited! I couldn’t wait to share it with all of you ‘cuz I know you like your crafts like I do: sweet and simple!
Let’s get started…
Gather your supplies:
- paper grocery bag
- artificial flowers
- glue gun (low-temp for young children)
- raffia (or something similar like ribbon or yarn)
I always pick up artificial flowers when I’m second-hand shopping. The thrift stores that I frequent always have loads of them.
How we made our tiara:
For starters, I cut off the bottom of the paper bag.
Next, I simply rolled the edge of the paper bag out and down, taking care not to rip the bag as I went along. When I reached the end of the bag, I used the glue gun to stick down any loose edges. I started getting excited here. It’s lookin’ good already, isn’t it?
At this point, I handed it all over to my little sidekick, to transform it.
Low temperature glue guns are ideal when you’re crafting with little ones. You just don’t get the same stick factor with white glue. Heavier craft materials like these artificial flowers really require hot glue to hold them. The 3′s and 4′s have been using our glue guns for a couple of months now, and they love them. Have a look at the cardboard structures they made the first time they tried them out.
I think she was as excited as I was when she finished it. It was truly beautiful.
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