We have been privileged to participate in a RECYCLED RAINBOW FASCINATOR project with some of our Instagram friends and our colour was PURPLE! This would be a playful idea for Hat Day at school! *Special thanks to Start Creative Studios for the invite and do be sure to look at the rainbow of ideas below! Materials Thick width headband (we used one that had a fabric finish to assist in gluing items together) Clean egg carton Scissors Paint Paint brushes Beads Felt We always find these items useful too: Directions Cut the egg sections from your carton. We then gave them a trim so that the edge was as even as possible. We then glued two of the egg cups together to form the cactus. With the blooms we cut simple snips toward the centres to make the petals. We made the cup that would form the interior petals a bit shorter, trimming it down. You can gently bend your petals outwards if you like. Make as many cacti as you like- we went with three, but it depends on the size of the wearer! We painted both the cacti and the blooms with acrylic paint and allowed them to dry overnight. Depending on your desired effect, you could add a few layers of paint, allowing drying in between. We cut the scraps into little stamen which we painted as well. With a tiny brush and some white paint added to the green, we created the spines for the cacti once the base layer was dry. Once dry, glue the stamen into the blooms (the kids added a few beads too), the layers of the petals together and then the blooms onto the cacti. Allow to dry. With the top of the egg carton we created a bit of desert and covered it with felt, but you could also recycle old tissue paper or paint it in a desert-y colour! One tip that made it easier to cover was to pull the felt “up and over” before gluing it down. We then cut out a shape to cover the underside and another smaller one to create an additional layer of sand for the top. We attached the desert piece to the headband and then the cacti to the desert, adding a few beads to the edges to create some interest and perhaps some mini cacti growing! Once dry, we tried it on- what fun to have made your very own fascinator! Pin this idea: A Rainbow Collection of Fascinators: Red: Start Creative Studio https://startcreativestudio.com/blogs/blog/upcycled-fascinator Orange: Cinta & Co. https://www.instagram.com/p/BhZxArUA-UM/?hl=en&taken-by=cintaandco Yellow: Creating Creatives https://www.instagram.com/p/BhZxRYuH7H7/?hl=en&taken-by=creatingcreatives Green: Barley & Birch https://barleyandbirch.com/2018/04/make-a-colorful-chameleon/ Blue: Art Camp LA https://www.artcampla.com/new-blog/up-cycled-fascinator Purple: Make it Your Own (Us!) Purpose Re-using materials to create with. Safety Notes We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use scissors and a glue gun with care and direct, adult supervision. Beads can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths. Please like & share: One Response Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.