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Ewok ears and hoods/head scarves are must-haves at an Ewok-themed birthday party. Or call them bear ears for dress up, Halloween or whatever other occasion might need some cute ears!
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The one thing that makes an Ewok birthday party a true Ewok party is having guests who look the part, so we needed some Ewok ears. And hoods/head scarves to stand in for the hoods worn by the adorable teddy-bear-like creatures in the Star Wars movies.
They are super simple to make, but messy (faux fur + hot glue = furry pain). And of course they could be used for teddy bear ears for dress up or Halloween, too, if you’re not into the Ewoks.
- faux fur (a little goes a long way, so buy as little as you possibly can)
- brown felt (I needed three sheets to make 10 sets of ears)
- plastic headbands
- glue gun and glue (did you know you can get fabric glue sticks for your glue gun? Not necessary, but fun)
- jar lid or other round object
- marking pen
- fabric scissors
How to Make Ewok Ears
Decide how large you want your ears to be and trace the shape onto the back of the faux fur. I used the lid from my button jar.
Cut out the circles. Note: faux fur is messy. It will shed everywhere. Put down newspaper before you cut to catch all the flying fur.
Trace the circles again on the felt, making sure to leave enough room around them to add a little tab of extra fabric, which you will use to stick the ears to the headbands.
Glue the felt to the back of the fur. Let dry.
Use the felt tab to attach the ears to the headbands.
Pinch the ear in the middle and glue it to itself over the headband to make the ear more Ewok-looking.
How to Make Ewok Head Scarves
The girl insisted that the head scarves needed to be red, so I bought a lot of red fabric to make 10 of them. For little-big kids (7 and 8 years old) a yard was enough to make four scarves. If you want them longer, adjust accordingly.
First, cut your fabric in half lengthwise. Then cut each piece to be a half yard long.
I used the serger to sew them into loops and finish the edges. It was the first time I threaded the whole serger by myself. I was pretty impressed, I have to say.
If you don’t have a serger you might pink the edges instead of sewing all of them. It would take forever to press and sew them all if you’re making a bunch like I was.
The girl loved these projects, which became the “goody” for her friends to take home if they wanted. She loved her Ewok ears so much, in fact, she wore them most of the party weekend and still puts them on from time to time. So cute!
And I’m definitely going to be an Ewok or a bear for Halloween.
Don’t miss our Endor-inspired door wreath, too!
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