A Birthday Band

Toddler Birthday Craft - a new tradition

For those of you who read this blog regularly, you may have noticed our G’s love for headbands.  She is kind of obsessed with them.  I do not put them on her.  She puts them on herself.  But I do think it is adorable.

The night before her second birthday I was thinking about her and what she loves when I suddenly had a lightbulb moment.  I came up with a way for her to celebrate her birthday and make a headband to wear.

The morning of her birthday, I got up and put together the supplies for the project and waited for her to wake up to do it (of course, she slept in!).  Here is what we did:


  • a headband (we use the adult size Ouchless ones from Goody)
  • craft foam (one sheet)
  • crafting knife (or scissors)
  • needle and thread
  • stickers (we used alphabet, stars, and a foam number)


  1. Cut four slits on the bottom edge of the piece of craft foam (just a bit longer than the width of the headband).
  2. Insert the headband into the slits, weaving alternately over and under.
  3. Stitch the slits closed with the needle and thread.  I just used a simple X pattern for stitching it (it is not perfect!).  Now your headband is ready to be decorated by your little one. Birthday Headband Craft - stitch
  4. Help your child to place the stickers on the foam in the design they prefer.  We decided to use stickers to spell, “It’s my birthday.”

Birthday Headband Craft 3

Birthday Headband Craft

This was such an easy project for G and she enjoyed working with the stickers.  True to her two-year old form, she refused to put it on after we were finished.  I had to wait until later in the day for her to wear it, but she loved wearing it once she got it on.  It was quite the dress-up accessory!

Birthday Headband Craft 2

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