Attend an American-themed fancy dress party as Lady Liberty herself. This craft project is inexpensive, easy and quick. Spend a summer afternoon making a Statue of Liberty crown from household items. Children can complete most of this project with minimal adult supervision and guidance. Dress the Statue of Liberty crown up with a torch, a book for a tablet and wear a sheet or dressing gown to complete the outfit.
Cut the centres out of two paper plates. Hold the plates together and remove the centres. Leave about a 5 cm (2 inch) rim to serve as the crown. Try the plates on to make sure they fit before proceeding. The crown should fit snugly around the head. If the crown if too big, starting again is the best idea.
Make triangles. Use the round centrepieces removed from the paper plates to make seven triangles for the crown. Use a ruler, and draw lines to follow when cutting. Consider using a paper cutter to get straight edges.
Attach the triangles. Use glue or tape to stick the triangles to the back edge of one of the paper plates. Place the long, pointy end out. Position the triangles next to one another just so the edges of the triangles touch on the back edge of the paper plate.
Secure the second paper plate. Consider using glue to attach the second paper plate to sandwich the triangles. This secures the triangles to both paper plates. Press and hold in place for a few minutes. Allow the glue to dry completely before proceeding.
Paint the Statue of Liberty crown. Use green paint to finish the Statue of Liberty Crown. Consider adding glitter to make it shimmer. Make sure the paint is dry before putting on the crown. Centre the crown so the triangles are in the same position on both sides of the head.
Things you need
- Two sturdy paper plates
- Glue or tape
- Green paint and paint brush