Even the littlest prince or princess needs a crown, and making one is a fun rainy day craft for kids. The project is easy enough for preschool children with a little help, and only takes 1/2 hour to make.
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Things you need
- Measuring tape
- Thin cardboard
- Aluminium foil
- Glitter glue
Measure around the child's head, and add one inch. This will be the length of your crown cardboard piece. Cut a piece of cardboard to this length, 8 inches wide.
Cut V-shaped pieces out of one of the long sides of the cardboard, making a series of points about two inches tall. This will be the top side of the crown.
Wrap the entire crown with aluminium foil. Be careful to wrap all of the pointy parts well so that the cardboard doesn't show through.
Use glitter glue to draw shapes on the surface of the crown. You can make lines, dots, criss-crosses or anything that you can come up with.
Decorate the rest of the crown with sequins, feathers or any other craft item that you can find in the house.
Hold the two short ends of the crown together, creating a circle. Staple the two ends along the entire side.
Tips and warnings
- Broken jewellery can be used to decorate the crown as long as the pieces aren't too heavy.
- If you are dealing with very small children, gluing the crown is better than stapling.
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