Thursday, September 12, 2013

Minnie & Mickey Mouse Headband Tutorial

 Today we are sharing how you can make
your very own Mickey or Minnie Mouse ears.

This is a very easy craft to make 
your Prince or Princess their
own "Mouse" ears.

What will you need for this project?

  • Black Felt (We used glitter felt for Minnie Mouse ears, because every Princess needs glitter in her life.)
  • White Chalk (if you are not using glitter felt)
  • Foam Sheet
  • Hot Glue & Gun
  • Headband (we found black, but you could us any color.  Spray paint or cover with black felt)
  • Ruler
  • Pen
  • 1st Cup (the size you would like your ears.  We used a 3 3/4" cup.)
  • 2nd Cup (1/2" smaller than 1st cup.)
  • Ribbon 1 1/2" and 1/8" (Red & White Polka Dot)
  • Scissors

First step is to make your ears.  You will trace around your cup on felt.
Next measure a 1 1/2" rectangle at the end of your first circle.
Now trace around your cup a second time on the other side of the rectangle.
You will have something that looks like this.

Now cut out.  
You will have black dumbbells.

Trace around second cup on foam sheet and cut out 2 circles.

Glue foam circles to "dumbbells" center.

Now place glue around smaller circle to close circles. 
Leave the rectangle without glue.
Slide closed circles onto headband and glue into place.

You now have a MICKEY MOUSE ears.

But WAIT!!!  
We want MINNIE MOUSE, so let's make her a bow.
It's simple...

Take 10" of your large ribbon and place together.
Gather ribbon in the center like an accordion.
Wrap smaller ribbon (1 1/2" around center and 
place a dot of glue to secure the ribbon in place.

Place bow in center of ears and secure with glue. 

You now have MICKEY and MINNIE MOUSE ears.

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