There are a few reasons that a child may ask you to help make a turban to wear. Halloween is the obvious first choice. The child might want to dress like the popular Disney character, Aladdin, or like a genie. At school, the child might be asked to make a cultural presentation or do a project on the history of another country. With a little practice, turbans are not difficult to wrap.
Items you will need
- Colorful cloth measuring 45 inches by 3 yards
- Safety pin
Fold the cloth in half lengthwise and place it over the head of the child. Make sure that both sides of the cloth are equal in length.
Twist the cloth around the child's head beginning just below one ear to form a rounded cap over the entire head.
Wrap the two ends of the cloth toward the back of the head. Cross the cloth over in the center and bring it back again over the ears to the front of the head. Finish the wrap by crossing the fabric again in the front while leading it to the back of the head.
Tie any remaining fabric in the back of the head if possible. If the ends meet at the front, that is fine. Tuck the fabric underneath to make it appear to be seamless. Attach a safety pin to the end of the fabric and hide it under fabric to hold the turban in place.