Some days, you just want to be a unicorn! This DIY unicorn headband craft is perfect for parties, or even an impromptu art activity. Follow the tutorial below for step-by-step directions to make your own unicorn headbands.
We love a cute unicorn craft! Ponies and unicorns have always sort of gone hand in hand over here. My daughter loved adding a horse unicorn horn to her lesson ponies while she rode. She has also had a number of unicorn headbands and earmuffs over the years to wear herself!
There are a bunch of unicorn themed posts on our blog. Here are some highlights:
- DIY Unicorn Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Unicorn Drink Float Party Favors + Printable Tags
- Free Printable Unicorn Valentines Day Cards
- Unicorn Ice Cream Floats | Easy Party Drinks
Unicorn Headband Craft
This craft can be customized by using different colors for the horn and headband.
I used a hot glue gun to assemble the various pieces, as the hot glue seemed to work the best on these materials. While kids will enjoy tracing and cutting the ears and horns, I do suggest having an adult supervise or handle the hot glue gun.
Note: You can use liquid craft glue if you prefer, though you might have to hold or clamp the various material pieces in place until they dry.
Supply List for Homemade Unicorn Headbands
Gather up the following supplies to make your headband crafts:
- Low temp hot glue gun
- Plain plastic headband
- Purple Foam Paper
- Pink Foam Paper
- Paper string in the following colors: yellow, light pink, dark pink, light blue, green
How to Make DIY Unicorn Headbands
Follow these steps to make your headbands!
1. Cut out 2 leaf-like shapes in the pink foam paper for the unicorn’s ears.
2. Repeat this process with the purple foam paper, but make the ear shapes a bit smaller than the first pair. These pieces are the inside of the ears.
3. Glue the purple ear pieces on top of the pink ear pieces.
4. Roll a piece of foam paper into a horn shape. Glue the edge of the paper down to keep the horn shape.
5. Cut 2 long, thin strips from the purple paper.
6. Glue the purple strips around the horn.
7. Glue the horn in place on the center of the top of the headband. Next, glue an ear to either side of the horn.
8. For the final step, cut some pieces of paper string (approx 3-5″ long) for the unicorn’s mane. Glue the string to the back of the unicorn ears.
Your unicorn headband is finished!
If you used liquid craft glue, I would recommend letting it sit to dry for an hour or two.
If you decide to give this craft a try, please let us know how they turned out! If you post a picture of them on social media, feel free to tag us – we would love to see it!
Check out our other DIY projects while you are here!