Power Up Your Hairstyle with a ‘Super Mario’ Fire Flower Barrette

Photo: Kelly Knox
Photo: Kelly Knox

Little gamer girls need something to power up their hairstyle, and what better way than with a fire flower from Super Mario Bros.? All you need is felt, a barrette, and glue to create an eye-catching, adorable hair clip in almost no time at all.

What You Need

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Photo: Kelly Knox
  • Barrette (alligator hair clip)
  • White, black, yellow, orange, and green felt
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue or school glue (for young crafters)

Get Started!

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Begin by cutting two leaf shapes out of the green felt. Hot glue the two leaves on the barrette.

Photo: Kelly Knox
Photo: Kelly Knox

Next, cut a small oval (about 2 inches in diameter) out of the orange felt. Cut a smaller oval out of the yellow felt, and glue that oval on top of the orange one.

Photo: Kelly Knox
Photo: Kelly Knox

Next, cut a smaller oval out of the white felt and glue it on the yellow oval.

This part can be tricky, so young crafters may need the help of a grownup to cut the small shapes. Cut two small black ovals for the eyes, and glue them on the white oval.

Photo: Kelly Knox
Photo: Kelly Knox

Finally, cut two small white ovals for the top of the eyes, and glue them on. Your barrette is complete!

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Kelly Knox is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA, where she contributes to local parenting magazines. She also writes for StarWars.com, Geek & Sundry, Forever Young Adult, and more. You can find crafts and art projects for geeky families at her blog The St{art} Button.