We decided right away that our pack will be Slytherin House (we're always the baddies at camp; we're the Dark Side when the theme is Star Wars), and our activities and leaders' costumes will reflect this.
At Camp, we often have Cubs with special jobs, so it was obvious* that, on a Harry Potter camp, those helpers would actually be house elves, selected from the smallest Cubs at camp. It was also obvious that our house elves had to look like house elves. That job fell to me, and this is what I came up with.
Step 1: Materials and tools.
- A plain "Alice band"
- Elf-coloured felt - I bought two squares approx 25cm across from our local knitting shop, but only needed one.
- PVA glue (or whatever suitable adhesive you have available)
- The template.
Step 2: The Template
I added extra parts for the folds, got rid of the actual photo and re-arranged the drawn lines to make a net I could cut out of a piece of felt.
I only made one template, because the ears are mirror-images - I just need to turn one cut-out piece over.
I've added the template as a PDF and a PNG file to do with as you please.
Step 3: Cutting
Of course, pencils don't work on felt, but you can scribble over the edge of the paper with chalk or some kind of fibre-tipped pen. I used an ordinary ball-point pen.