How to Create a Cardboard Crown Hat

Written by anne baley
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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
  • Scissors
  • Aluminium foil
  • Glitter glue
  • Glue
  • Sequins
  • Feathers
  • Stapler

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  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

    Decorate the rest of the crown with sequins, feathers or any other craft item that you can find in the house.

  6. 6

    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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