We’ve been learning about spiders this week in preschool. My little one has had a BLAST! We made these spider headbands, which have been a hit around here!
You’ll need 8 1-inch black strips of paper and another black strip long enough to fit around your child’s head (I usually have to staple 2 together). You’ll also need a stapler and glue.
1. To start, show your child how to fold each strip accordian-style, or like a fan. I use words like, “Take the end and fold a little bit up.” (doing one with your child seems to help) “Now flip the strip over. Take the end again and fold it up.” These don’t have to be perfect. Many kids forget the flip and end up folding them up on the same side so they look curled instead. But they are normally proud of the way they turn out so no worries!
2. Finish all 8 strips this way.
3. Now help your child glue each strip on their headband. I like to use glue so the kids can do it, but if you’d prefer a more “permanent” solution, use a stapler.
4. When dry, staple the headband around your child’s head. Be sure to model in front of a mirror!
I’ll post an activity later this week that shows our favorite way of using these!