Today we had a pre Canada Day get-together at the park. In order to get everyone in the spirit, I made these fun Canada Day Deely-Bopper headbands this morning before our playdate. You can easily make a pair for yourself with just a few minutes, and a few easy to find items.
Here’s what you need to make your own Canada Day Deely-Bopper Headband:
1. Draw or trace four maple leaf shapes onto a sheet of red or white craft foam (I drew one stencil by hand on a piece of paper, cut it out, and traced it onto the foam, but you could use a cookie cutter, an image you have found online, or even a real maple leaf as your template)
2. Cut out maple leaf shapes. Glue a pipecleaner towards the bottom centre of one maple leaf. Repeat with a second maple leaf and pipe-cleaner. I used heavy duty craft glue to make it child friendly, but a glue gun would be quicker.
Glue third and fourth maple leaves on top of the first and second. Each pipe-cleaner should now be sandwiched between two foam maple leaves.
3. Once glue has dried, wrap each pipe-cleaner multiple times around a dowel. Leave approximately 10 cms at the end of each pipe-cleaner unwrapped.
4. Pull pipe-cleaners off the dowels, keeping the corkscrew shape intact. Wrap the untwisted portion of one pipecleaner a few times around the headband. Make sure the end of the pipe-cleaner is on top of the headband, so that it doesn’t poke or scratch the wearer’s head. If desired, secure pipecleaner to headband with a dab of glue.
Repeat with second pipe-cleaner.
5. Show off your patriotic pride!