My daughter has managed to accumulate multitudes of headbands, necklaces and bangles which is pretty amazing considering she is only going on five years! She unfortunately also likes to leave them strewn all over the floor so that I can step on them and hop around on one foot trying not to swear.
To try and find some order, I’ve decided that a good school holiday project for my daughter would be to make a headband stand. I could have always bought one I guess, but what’s the fun of that when you can re purpose something? My mother was getting rid of her coffee mug stand which would make a perfect stand for headbands instead. If you don’t have one around, they can usually be sourced from a local second hand or charity shop. Of course cream isn’t really her colour…
What she used:
- Multi purpose acrylic paint (pink of course) as a base coat
- Glitter acrylic paint as a top coat
- Children’s paint brushes
- Butchers paper or newspaper to protect your table
This is so easy to do, even a four year old can do it (with a little supervision of course). It’s a good idea to choose a bright or dark colour to show up the glitter nicely. Paint two coats of your base coat. We only needed to wait thirty minutes between coats.
Leave it to fully dry before painting on the top glitter coat. We ended up applying two glitter coats as my daughter thought one coat wasn’t ‘blingy’ enough.
Let it dry again and then decorate it with loads of extremely valuable plastic jewellery and precious headbands.