Light-Up Monster Headbands

Overview:

If you are looking for a quick and easy Halloween costume, look no further! These headbands light up, making them perfect for nighttime trick-or-treating.

You Will Need:
  1. Plain headband
  2. 2 LED lights
  3. 2 ping pong balls
  4. Permanent markers
  5. Hot glue
  6. Scissors
  7. Awl
  8. Pipe cleaners, fabric, sequins, rhinestones, cloth, ribbion (all are optional)
Supervision:
1 adult per 10 children
Difficulty:
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Age:
Toddler, Preschool, School-age, Tween, Teen, Adult
Mess Factor:
Dustpan, please
Prep Time:
No prep time needed!
Activity Length:
5 - 15 minutes
Step 1:
The first step is easily done by a child of any age. Decorate the ping pong balls to create two monster eyes!
Step 2:
The next few steps are best for adults or teenagers only... use the awl to poke a hole in the bottom of both of the monster eyes.
Step 3:
Push the tip of a pair of scissors through the tiny awl hole and twist the scissors around to expand the hole for the LED lights.
Step 4:
Now push the little LED light bulb into the hole. (If the light doesn't fit, just use the scissors again to make the hole larger.)
Step 5:
Use the hot gun to apply glue in two spots on the top of the headband, one for each eye, and stick the base of each LED light to the glue.
Step 6:
Now it's time to decorate! Use all the creative craft supplies you can imagine to make the monster headband you most desire!
Tips:

Be sure to leave the on and off switches exposed so you can turn on your light-up eyeballs!

Variations:

Here are a few of my quick and easy monster headbands! I've even added more than two eyes!

Materials List:
  1. Plain headband
  2. 2 LED lights
  3. 2 ping pong balls
  4. Permanent markers
  5. Hot glue
  6. Scissors
  7. Awl
  8. Pipe cleaners, fabric, sequins, rhinestones, cloth, ribbion (all are optional)