Craft: The Wild Life Parrot Headband

This parrot headband tutorial post is sponsored by The Wild Life, in theaters September 9. All opinions are mine.

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Have you seen the previews for The Wild Life yet? It looks so cute and I can’t wait to take the kids when it hits theaters on September 9th! I just know Mak, the overly excited parrot, will be a favorite character from the movie. He reminds me of my spunky 3 year old lol! While we countdown the days until we can see The Wild Life, we crafted up a Mak inspired headband. Make one for yourself or your children, so you can all wear Mak headbands to the film. This would also be a fun Halloween costume accessory for a pirate! 


The new animated release features a whole crew of larger than life characters. In addition to Mak the parrot, there is a tapir named Rosie, the persnickety porcupine Epi, a ditzy goat called Scrubby, the always-cool chameleon Carmello, and so many others that there’s bound to be a favorite for everyone in your family.


Red, Blue, Yellow, Black & White Felt Sheets
Printable Parrot Template
Black Marker or Tracing Pencil
No Sew Fabric Glue or Hot Glue Gun
Googly Eye
Elastic Headband

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Step 1: Print out the Parrot Headband Template

Parrot Headband Template

Step 2: Cut around the parrot pieces from the template.

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Step 3: Trace the parrot pieces onto the matching colored felt. The large parrot piece will need to be traced twice.

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Step 4: Assemble the parrot, as shown below, using no-sew fabric glue (or a hot glue gun) to adhere together.

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Step 5: Sandwich the elastic headband between the two red parrot pieces and attach with no-sew fabric glue or a hot glue gun. Attach a googly eye to the white circle on the parrot.

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Step 6: Go see The Wild Life, which hits theaters September 9th, and don’t forget to wear your new parrot headband!

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Things are about to get WILD this September 9. Mark your calendar for a fun day at the movies with your family. For more information about The Wild Life, follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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