DIY Animal Ear Headbands for Kids

INSIDE: How to make DIY animal ear headbands using felt and embroidery thread. Easy sew craft project for kids.

How to make animal-themed headbands using craft felt | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comAnyone who knows me well knows I love myself a theme! I’m not huge on dressing up (my poor mother and the fits I threw as a child come Halloween) but give me a category to work with and I’m all over it.

So when we had an opportunity to take our trio of monkeys to the San Diego Safari Park this summer, do you think I could just send these super excited children to an animal park without some crafty creation? I think you know the answer to that one!

Learn how we got into the safari spirit with DIY animal ear headband (also good for Halloween, hint hint) which can be done in cheetah-like speed!

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DIY Animal Ear Headbands for Kids

Craft felt sheets
– Faux fur fabric
– Embroidery thread + needle
Sewing scissors
– Headbands
– Hot glue gun
Use felt sheets to make fun animal ear headbands for kids |

easy felt animal headband craft

This is a super easy project that came together very quickly. So don’t fret if you have to put together some last minute costume for the kids!

Download the FREE ear graphics. Feel free to use these for personal use only!

Download free ear graphics for DIY animal ear headbands |

Step #1:
Fold the felt sheet in half, placing the dotted line (from the ear graphics above) on the fold. Cut out two sets of ears.

Step #2:
Wrap each individual ear around the top of the headband (or on the side of the headband if making elephant ears). Hold in place with a straight pin. If desired, sew the ears together with embroidery thread. Or, glue with a hot glue gun.
DIY elephant ears for kids Halloween costume and dress-up |
Step #3:
With the ears sewn onto the headbands, add a few “wild” touches like faux fur to the tiger ears, or a felt bow to the cheetah ears.
Make animal ear headbands using craft felt, embroidery thread and headbands | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comSafari animal ear headbands for kids and Halloween costumes |
Whether you are headed to the zoo, or just getting into the Halloween spirit, craft up some wildly easy DIY animal ear headbands. For the kids or you. (It’s okay to admit you want one for yourself!)
How to make animal-themed headbands using craft felt |

Are you planning on taking your cute little monkeys to the zoo?

Tips for visiting the San Diego Safari Park |

Check out my 8 tips for visiting the San Diego Safari Park as a family and my 7 tips for touring the San Diego Zoo.

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11 thoughts on “DIY Animal Ear Headbands for Kids

  1. Erin says:

    These are so cute, Victoria. My 9 year old loves wearing cat ear headbands, she will love the idea of making her own and with different animal types!

  2. Leslie says:

    Those are just so stinkin cute! My girls would definitely love them…they go nuts for anything cutesy like that. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  3. Teresa says:

    Cute! My daughter asked me to make her a bunny headband a couple of weeks ago, so I’ll see if I can adjust your tutorial for the bunny ears. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

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