Toddler Craft: Make Your Own Personalized Crown

Great craft to keep your little one occupied indoors on a blazing hot summer day in Dubai…
or even a rainy day here in Toronto!
 
Ruby and Nate had tons of fun glamming up their crowns with inexpensive craft materials that can be found at Daiso (or if you are in North America, your local Michael’s Craft Store).

Here is what you will need:

  • Foam paper (even hard card stock would work)
  • Marker for tracing
  • Scissors
  • A plastic headband (or dig in your bathroom to find an old one you most certainly will never wear again like I did)
  • If you don’t have a headband you can even use a small piece of elastic waistband material
  • A crown template (I used this one and this one) Don’t be afraid to draw your own too
  • Glue gun
  • White glue
  • Decorative embellishment materials (pom poms, sequins, beads)

Instructions:

  1. Print and trace your template or free hand your crown onto the foam paper and cut out
  2. Lay out white glue and decorative bits and allow your child to get creative
  3. Here is the tricky part…letting the crown dry without your little one wanting to wear his/her new crown “RIGHT NOW”!
  4. Once the crown is nice and dry, take a hot glue gun and line the back of the bottom of the crown with glue
  5. Glue the crown to your headband (lining the bottom edge of the crown to the edge of the headband). If using an elastic band, measure the band to make sure it will fit snuggly on your child’s head, then glue the end bits to the left and ride side of the crown

Wouldn’t these be a great activity to have the kids make at a birthday party too? I am considering doing just that for my daughter’s party in October!

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