How to Make Simple Blindfolds

Make a useful blindfold out of craft supplies.
Make a useful blindfold out of craft supplies. (Image: Pixland/Pixland/Getty Images)

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Tips & Warnings

  • 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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