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.