We started out by going to Walmart to buy some supplies (check out our shopping trip here):
Later that afternoon Hubs, Little Bit, and I went outside. Hubs was winterizing our small engines and Little Bit and I were gathering more materials for our Thanksgiving headdress. I let Little Bit explore the yard. He picked up some acorns, leaves, and a bit of broken pine tree.
Now we started the crafty part of our project. We got our comfy clothes on and got to business.
I free handed some feathers onto the Elmer's Tri-Fold Foam Board . I really liked using this bigger board so I will have some on hand for my next project.
I cut the feathers out. I tried using my new X-Acto Scissors but they were no match for that thick foam board. Luckily my trusty kitchen mamba jamba scissors worked in a pinch. After I had the feathers cut out I let Little Bit color them. I did let him color on the foam board so he wouldn't color on my comforter!
Next I took a piece of floor paper and measured Little Bit's head with it. I had to add a little to it. Thankfully I had bought those Elmer's Craft Bond Glue Dots. Fold the paper to the width that you want like this.
Add a little extra with some Elmer's Craft Bond Glue Dots if you need to.
Whala! We have a base for our Thanksgiving headdress.
I used my Elmer's Craft Bond Glue Dots again and placed the feathers on the base.
Next we took the outside elements and attached them to the base and the feathers with our Elmer's Craft Bond Glue Dots.
After all of our crafting fun it was time to try on the Thanksgiving headdress. Well that didn't quite work out. It didn't work out the day before Thanksgiving or on Thanksgiving day. Le sigh...
We did however have lots of fun putting it together, taking out nature walk to find elements, and gathering up more Elmer's products.
Have you ever made a Thanksgiving headdress with your Little Bits? Does this look like a simple project you could do? I think we may have to do this again but with a winter inspired theme! Happy crafting everyone.
This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer's #gluenglitter #collectivebias #cbias but all of the opinions and the tutorial are my very own.