These templates are a great chance to develop some cutting skills, as well as some pencil control and creativity if you go with the plain template!
Like most of the crafts here at Nurtured Neurons, there’s a pre-colored template for quick headband making, or a plain one if your want to get a bit more creative!
And there’s two versions, one with a leprechaun and a lucky pot of gold and one without.
And a super thing about these types of crafts is not only are they great fun to make and your children can practice lots of skills when doing so, but then you have a toy they can play with at the end – and play is just such a great way for children to learn!
They’d be a super activity at any St Patrick’s Day parties!
Your little ones might also enjoy this simple leprechaun hat!
What Skills Can Your Children Learn And Practice?
When making these awesome headbands, your children will have the chance to practice and develop some skills such as:
- Cutting Skills – if you feel they’re ready, you can let them have a go at cutting out the pieces all by themselves – they’ll need to be careful and have good scissor control if they want to cut out the headband neatly
- Pencil Control – if you print off the black and white version they can practice their pencil control and develop hand strength through coloring.
And when they’re done, they’ll also be able to use their imagination, story telling and social / communication skills when searching for those lucky gold coins!
How To Prepare This St Patrick’s Day Headband
First you’re going to want to download the templates by clicking on the download button at the bottom of the page – I’ve made color and black and white versions.
And one without the leprechaun if you want to keep things super simple:
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Other Materials You’ll Need:
- Safety scissors
- Card stock or craft paper
- Some good glue or a stapler
- Some coloring pencils or pens / other artsy materials for decorating
Once you’ve downloaded the templates, you’ll need to print them off onto paper or card.
Then, you can cut them out. Or if you’d like your children to get some cutting practice, you can let them have a go.
Then you simply need to cut the bands to the right size.
Then either stick or staple them into a loop to fit your child’s head.
There’s black and white leprechaun headband templates as well:
So your little learners can decorate their headband just as they’d like it.
Why not add a little glitter to really make that gold sparkle?