My daughter and her best friend participated in their school talent show this past friday. They did a Shadow Dance to “Get Back Up Again” off from the Trolls soundtrack. Even though just their shadows would be seen during their actual act, they wanted to dress the part for when they took their bow and for when all of the contestants were called up on to the stage. I figured since the Trolls movie featured the characters wearing felt, it was only right that I made each of the girls a DIY Felt Headband. These are super easy to make, take just minutes to create and are NO SEW!
If you have a Poppy loving daughter that would love her very own Poppy Inspired headband, follow along with the video tutorial below. My 7 year old helped me make hers, so this is definitely a project that you can do together, if you so choose! You’ll need the following supplies:
Green Felt – 9×12 Sheet
Blue/Turquoise Felt (or any color that you want for the flowers)- 9×12 Sheet
Hot Glue Gun
Super simple and inexpensive to make! Does it get any better than that?
I actually used materials that I already had on hand, so both of these headbands cost me nothing to make! We put the girls hair up in messy fountain ponytails to create the Troll Hair look. My daughters friends father built a frame out of PVC pipe that fit a king sized white sheet which we stretched across. He cut slits out of 3″ long pvc pipe and we used those to clamp the sheet into place. I used a 200 watt spotlight to back light the girls, who stood behind the screen. The dance was adorable and the crowd really enjoyed the show. If you’re looking for elementary talent show ideas, this is definitely a fun one to pull off! My son participated by using some props to add a bit of flair in the background! We simply glued cutouts to thread and tied that to a stand and he moved the strings up and down. Check out their performance:Looking for Elementary Talent Show Acts? Check out what my kids have done in the past:
Twinkle, Twinkle Mean Big Brother Kindergarten performs a dance that gets interupted by her Second Grade big brother, that comes in and does a glow stick dance – crowd favorite!
Bobble Head Dance – two 1st graders perform a dance using big cutouts of teachers and principals heads!