An Easy Way to Make Maleficent Horns for Children

 

photoThey’re not going to win any awards for elegance, but my daughter is absolutely thrilled with them. When she wore them to the theater, people kept asking about them, so here it is–a really simple, no-sew, no-glue way to make Maleficent horns out of stuff that you probably already have around the house.

It took me less than ten minutes (not counting the time it took to find the bunny ears in the garage), and while these horns might be a little jenky, they are soft, light-weight, and pretty dang cool. Besides, aren’t you sick of waiting forever for the Disney Store to stock basic merchandise that is kinda cheap and low-quality anyway?

This is all you need: 1. Black electrical tape or black duct tape 2. Four pipe cleaners 3. Bunny ears

This is all you need:
1. Black electrical tape or black duct tape (I like electrical tape better for a more “leather” look, but duct tape looks good too.)
2. Four pipe cleaners
3. Bunny ears

Shape the bunny ears into a "c".

Shape the bunny ears into a “c”.

Wind two pipe cleaners around each ear, leaving the ends sticking out. This is your basic Maleficent shape.

Wind two pipe cleaners around each ear, leaving the ends sticking out. This is your basic Maleficent shape.

Shape the ends of both sets of pipe cleaners into a loop (to make the horns thick enough at their ends).

Shape the ends of both sets of pipe cleaners into a loop (to make the horns thick enough at their ends).

Tape each ear down a little, so they seem like they're coming out of the sides of the head (i.e., more like horns, not rabbit ears).

Tape each ear down a little, so they seem like they’re coming out of the sides of the head (i.e., more like horns, not rabbit ears).

Wrap the ears in electrical tape (or duct tape). Make sure you cover all the fur to avoid a bumpy look.

Wrap the ears in electrical tape (or duct tape). Make sure you cover all the fur to avoid a bumpy look.

Keep wrapping more tape until the horns look smooth. You could probably even achieve that cool layered look from the christening scene, if you have more artistic skill than I do.

Keep wrapping more tape until the horns look smooth. You could probably even achieve that cool layered look from the christening scene, if you have more artistic skill than I do.

Wrap the sides of the headband to eradicate all evidence that these awesomely wicked horns were once humble bunny ears.

Wrap the sides of the headband to eradicate all evidence that these awesomely wicked horns were once humble bunny ears.

Nailed it.

Nailed it.

 

7 thoughts on “An Easy Way to Make Maleficent Horns for Children

  1. Krista

    Last minute, night before Halloween, and your horns came to the rescue! The fancy horns my hubbs hand-crafted were too heavy, so this quick & easy tutorial was just what we needed! And my daughter LOVES them! Thank you!

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