Captain Jack Sparrow-Inspired Headband

What is it about a costume that’s so magical? Put one on and suddenly you can be anyone, ready for adventure!

Of course, for daily play, costumes need to be easy and quick. This headband is perfect for transforming your child into Captain Jack Sparrow at a moment’s notice, whether they’re swashbuckling in the backyard or sailing the high seas on Disney Infinity.

Time: 1 hour
What You'll Need
Brown yarn (about 13 yards)
12-15 beads, assorted sizes and colors
Large metal washer
Glue Gun
How To Make It
  • 1

    Cut the yarn into 13 lengths (about 36 inches each). Set one piece aside and knot the other 12 together at one end.

  • 2

    Braid about two-thirds of the knotted yarn. String a bead through four of the strands, then continue braiding. Repeat with more beads. Braid and bead until only about 2-3 inches of yarn remains.

  • 3

    Tie a knot in the end of the yarn and, using two or three of the individual strands of yarn, tie on the washer. Trim the yarn close to the knots.

  • 4

    Cut the 13th piece of yarn into equal thirds, then braid about 1/3 of it. String on three to five of the beads, then knot the yarn to keep it in place, then braid about 1 inch more and knot again. Trim so only half an inch of yarn goes past the knot.

  • 5

    Glue the small braid on to the headband at an angle, just off center, so that, when the headband is worn, it will fall just to the side of the wearer's eye. Glue the large braid along the top of the headband. Don't glue it all the way down the sides, or the braids will hang from behind your ears - stop gluing about two inches from each end of the headband.

  • 6

    It's ready to wear! Combine with a bandana for the full Captain Jack Sparrow look!

Cutting and gluing should be done by an adult.
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