Did you ever learn how to make a daisy chain headpiece as a child? I think it should be on every bucket list. In this post I thought I’d share with you simple instructions that your older children could do at home themselves.
We are experiencing some beautiful Spring weather and the flowers that are popping up can’t help but make me smile. Possum (aged 2.5 years) is particularly drawn to our small collection of daisies and so I thought I’d go about making her a beautiful daisy chain headpiece similar to this one.
Recommended Age: 7 years +
(Active supervision is required on all my activities)
How to make a daisy chain headpiece
You will need –
- 12 or more clean flowers
- threading needle
There are many ways to make a daisy chain headpiece and this is just one of them. Of course you don’t need to just use daisy flowers to make a daisy chain. You can use whatever you like, even mix it up with a variety of blooms! Just check them all over very thoroughly for any bugs or other nasties. A light rinse under water should remove anything that is undesirable. Allow them to dry face down.
Once they have drip dried remove the stems, but leave about 1cm behind. The daisy is a particularly good flower for threading into a chain as it has a thick undersides base that gives it stability.
Using a needle and thread, carefully pierce the base of the flower and thread it along the cotton strand. Continue this process until you have a long piece of cotton thread with flowers all along it. Depending on who’s head it’s for, you’ll need about 40cm of threaded flowers for it to comfortably sit on a young child’s head.
As you can appreciate, this is an activity that requires supervision and recommended for children who are old enough to carefully use a needle and thread. Parental discretion is required to make this, not to wear it. 😉
Once I had threaded on all my flowers, I used a vase to help adjust them and tie the ends together. Of course you can thread a variety of flowers onto the cotton strand, the choice is completely up to your child.
And there you have it, instructions on how to make a daisy chain headpiece. These look so beautiful and can be personalised. Possum really loved wearing her daisy chain headpiece and commented that she felt like a fairy!