Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tutorial: Doc McStuffins Headband by Growing Kids Ministry

Lindsey is a blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry.  A blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith.   The blog is filled with Bible lessons, craft ideas, and other resources.  Lindsey made the cutest Doc McStuffins headband. Awhile back I was pinspired to make some band aids and now we will have the headband!

Lindsey has offered to share her tutorial and here it is! Get your glue gun ready!

How to make a Doc McStuffins Headband
“Don’t worry!  I’m a doctor!”  That’s what 4 year old Elle recently told me at her birthday party.  Her newest favorite show was Doc McStuffins and she was having a birthday party to the medical max.  Her dad, who is currently a resident at a local hospital donned scrubs and provided lots of party supplies like band-aids and facemasks.  Her mom, super fashionable in her borrowed scrubs, had lined up a row of stuffed animals along the couch, who were all in need of a check-up.   Before heading to this party, I knew I would need something Doc McStuffins oriented to give to the birthday girl.  I spotted this spectacular headband on Etsy, but alas, it wouldn’t arrive in time.  So, it was time for me to put on the DIY gloves and make my own.   Follow along and you too can have your very own Doc McStuffins headband (a dream come true, right?)

What You’ll Need:
·       A headband ($4 at the grocery store)
·       Purple glittery ribbon ($2.50 on sale at Michael’s)
·       Pink flower (Michael’s)
·       Hot glue gun and glue sticks

What You Do:
Start by cutting a length of ribbon for your first layer.  I did about 3 feet, but that ended up being a little long.  You’ll be doing a few layers, so it’s not a big deal if you cut it a little short.  The shorter the ribbon is, the easier it is to work with.  I would aim for somewhere between two and three feet. 
Begin by applying a little dot of hot glue to one end of the headband.  Press one end of the ribbon onto the glue at an angle.

Keeping the ribbon tight, begin to wrap it around the headband, following the curve of the headband.  You’re going to do a few layers, so it’s more important for the ribbon to be laying flat rather than covering all the headband.

Just put a little dot of hot glue on the headband and then stretch the ribbon over it.  Try not to touch the ribbon, since it might leave a mark with the hot glue seeping through.  I just pulled the ribbon tight against the glue and that did the trick.

Just keep wrapping and glueing all the way down the headband.  You can see in the upper left box where I touched the glue and it came through the ribbon. 
Now you can learn from my mistakes!
Make sure you keep the ribbon pulled tight to keep it nice and smooth. 

Once you glued on one length of ribbon, repeat the process with two more layers.  You don’t have to start on the end each time.  Just start at a gap and keep on going. 

Next, glue on the little pink flower on the right hand side and voila!  

You’ve got an official Doc McStuffins headband!

Check out Lindsey's blog for more fun projects like this one!

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