Campfire Caps

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Campfire Caps
Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

My four- and five-year-old day campers got a big kick out of these hot headbands. When setting up your cap-making station, be sure to include at least twice as many marshmallows as the hats call for, as they tend to quickly disappear.

What you'll need

  • Felt, 1/2 yard of orange, two 9- by 12-inch sheets of yellow, and 1 yard of green
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue or hot glue
  • Small twigs
  • 6 to 8 mini marshmallows
  • 2 large paper clips

How to make it

  1. Campfire Caps - Step 1

    To make a cap, cut a strip of orange felt approximately 5 1/2 inches wide by 16 inches long. Cut the felt widthwise into flame shapes (see diagram).

  2. Next, cut yellow felt triangle flames, about 1 1/2 inches wide at the base by 4 inches tall, and glue 1 to each orange flame.

  3. Lay the felt with the yellow flames facing up and glue short twigs between the flames.

  4. Next, cut a green felt strip 2 1/2 inches wide by 26 inches long and glue it along the bottom of the orange flames, sandwiching the twigs. The flames and twigs should poke out from the top of the green strip. Lay it flat to dry.

  5. Once the glue dries, stick mini marshmallows on the twigs, then wrap the green strip around the camper's head. Use paper clips to secure the cap in place and trim off any excess felt.

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