I was hosting playgroup this past week and you know how I love to craft while the kids play – here’s the email I sent out:
The kids will play and the moms will get to do a mom craft – fun!! We’re going to make braided headbands to spice up our ponytails.
So you’ll need to bring if you have it:
–scrap fabric (strips 18 in long)
–$0.25 to contribute to elastic (I bought enough for everyone)
And so there you go – a fun, easy, group project that you can do while yacking away and watching kids. Follow the links above for the how-tos – here’s my masterpiece:
And the visual of it in use:
One hint we can up with is to safety pin the top of your strips to a pillow or your pant leg so it will hold for you. Also, if you braid tight you’ll need a longer strand than the directions list. Some moms in creating mode:
A 3-strand version was tried, and I like it!
This can also be a fun project for kids. The funnest part – the girls got to pick out their own fabric strips of fabric. Then I showed them how to braid (one over, the other over, repeat) and let them push the pedal on the sewing machine. It made for a fun afternoon project: