How to Make Simple Blindfolds

Blindfolds come in handy for games at children's birthday parties or a round of pinata whacking. They can even be used in a pinch for sleep masks. Make simple blindfolds without having to pull out a sewing machine or needle and thread. For party blindfolds, let the blindfold making be a part of the festivities and have kids decorate their own blindfolds.

Things You'll Need

  • Template (optional)

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Felt

  • Craft foam

  • Paper

  • Scissors

  • Stickers

  • Crystals

  • Embellishments

  • Glitter glue

  • Markers

  • Elastic

  • Hot glue gun

Step 1

Cut a blindfold shape out of your craft foam, felt or paper, or use a template as a guide.

Step 2

Decorate the blindfold by using a hot glue gun and crystals on foam or felt, or by coloring and using stickers on a paper blindfold. Use glitter glue to draw designs or a child's name on the blindfold. Allow the blindfold to dry.

Step 3

Measure and cut lengths of elastic to go around kids' heads, allowing a little extra to attach the elastic to the blindfold. Start with 10-inch lengths of elastic and adjust as necessary.

Step 4

Secure the elastic by using either a hot glue gun or a stapler to attach each end of the elastic to the inside of the blindfold, so the blindfold can easily be slipped over a child's head and fit comfortably. Allow any glue to dry before the child wears the blindfold.

Tip

For a very simple blindfold, grab a bandanna and fold it into a large triangle. Fold it up until it is one long strip that can be tied around the head.

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