Make an easy black cat headband for Halloween

Easy Halloween dress-up - black cat headband

Need to whip up a fancy Halloween costume for daycare or preschool but lack any super-sewing skills? We’ve got you covered! All you need is to follow our easy instructions to create this sweet black cat headband, and then dress your child in head-to-toe black and you’ve got yourself one simple but very sweet Halloween costume.

What you’ll need:

  • Black glitter foam sheet
  • White cardboard
  • Black cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Cut an 8cm wide strip of black cardboard to a length that will wrap around your child’s head with a 5cm overlap.
  2. Cut 2 x 4cm diameter circles from the white cardboard.
  3. Glue the two circles to the upper half of the black cardboard to create two eyeballs.
  4. From the glitter foam sheet, cut 2 x 3cm triangle cat ears, 2 x 2cm circles for pupils, and 6 x 1 cm strips for whiskers.
  5. Glue ears, eyes and whiskers to the black band.
  6. Turn the band over and glue the two ends together ensuring there is a generous overlap.

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