Quickest way to make 25 bear ear headbands?

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Posted 1/31/2013 by MergeLeft in NSBR Board

Typical Liberal

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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:08:32 PM
I need to make 25 headbands that look like bear ears, on the cheap. But not too cheap - the "hats" primary teachers make with sentence strips are a little too low-budget. Any ideas?


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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:34:59 PM
Dollar store headbands - there are usually several for $1. Then ears from construction paper attached with hot glue?

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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:40:07 PM
I made them once with fuzzy fabric from the costume section of the fabric store. I made little round pouches by sewing two sections together right sides together, and then stuffed a pipe cleaner in them to make the shape right and make it stand up. I sewed them to the headband.

Not sure it would be cheap, I only had to make 1 pair, and we used a headband we already had.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:42:31 PM
I was going to suggest the dollar store headbands as well, but use felt for the ears- hot glues onto the headband. You might could just do elastic (not sure how much that would cost) in place of the headbands with ears sewn or glued on.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:59:46 PM
Ah, felt and hot glue on the headbands. Perfect. Thanks for all the ideas, ladies. My kindergarten program is saved.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 4:26:29 PM
If you want the ears to stand up/be sturdy, cut a full circle, then make a slice from the bottom edge, about 1/3 of the way in (Like a wheel spoke.) Now take the edge, on either side of the slice, and slide one over the other and glue it. it makes the ear "cup" and gives you a little flat spot to glue it to the headband.

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