Preschool Hibiscus Headband Craft
Flowers are blooming all around us, and preschoolers love to stop and smell them while picking a few here and there. Hibiscus are lovely tropical plants! This creative and colorful DIY craft doubles as a dramatic play accessory for your preschoolers. In this tutorial, we walk you through the steps of making a hibiscus headband that your preschoolers will love to wear summer. These tropical flower headbands are a great addition to your dress-up area for your Tropical Island and Pirates Theme.
*Teacher tip: We suggest measuring your preschoolers head's so you have an idea of how much material you will need for each child. It also ensures that the headband will fit and you won't have to fix it. This is also a fun opportunity to teach preschoolers about measuring.
Begin by cutting construction paper lengthwise into 1 inch wide strips
Then measure head size and glue strips together to match size for a snug fit. This is a fun step to teach preschoolers about using different methods of measuring. Introduce rulers, measuring tape, and any other measurement tools you have in your classrooms.
Cut both colors of tissue paper into squares, each tissue sheet = 9 square, set aside .
Then roll and twist yellow squares for the center of the flower and set aside until later. This step is an awesome fine-motor activity. Preschoolers have to roll, twist, and manipulate their fingers to create this thin piece.
Place 3 squares of the pink tissue paper on top of each other with the corners in different directions just like the picture above and push through the center of the squares to form the flower. Once you have completed this step grab your rolled yellow piece to place in the middle.
Make sure you twist the bottom and pinch flat. Then glue the flower to the headband so that the flower sits over one ear. Allow time for the glue to dry and then headbands are ready to be worn. An easy and fun spring or summer craft that your preschoolers will love!
We chose hibiscus flowers because they are bright and colorful but you can choose any colors to represent your favorite flowers.
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