Royal Paper Crown
|Dress up like a medieval king or queen with this easy print-and-decorate paper crown.||
|1.||Choose from any of these king and queen crown templates. Print out your chosen template on A4 or Letter size cardstock.
|2.||Cut out the template pieces.
*The crown templates may be a bit intricate for younger children to cut by themselves. If you wish for a paper crown that little kids can make more independently, check out these simple crown templates:
|3.||Take one of the template pieces with a tab labeled with the words "overlap here" and bordered by dashed lines. Apply glue on the entire tab area.|
|4.||Take the template piece without any tabs. Connect its right edge with the template piece in Step 3, overlapping them on the tab area.|
|5.||Press on the joint to glue the two pieces together.|
|6.||Connect the third template piece following Steps 3 to 5.
*Some adults may need a 4th template piece (print out 2 copies of the template in Step 1).
|7.||Let the glue dry for a few minutes before measuring the crown around your head. Trim off any excess length to achieve a comfortable fit.|
|8.||With the crown now tailored to fit around your head, you can start painting your crown with poster paint, tempera, or acrylic paint.|
|9.||Allow the painted crown to dry.
*As an option, you can sprinkle gold glitter while the paint is still wet.
|10.||Once the paint dries, decorate your crown by gluing on rhinestones, plastic gems, gem-style stickers, or sequins. Another way to create jewels is to cut out various shapes out of tinsel or metallic paper.
You can also make sparkly lines and dots with glitter glue or metallic puffy paint.
|11.||When you're done decorating, allow the glue to dry.|
|12.||Finally, glue the ends of the crown together. When the glue dries, you can try on your awesome paper crown!|
|The ready-to-color crowns (Templates 3 and 4) are great when you need to make your crowns in a jiffy. Instead of using paint, you can color them with crayons, oil pastels, or markers. You may find it easier to color the template pieces first before cutting them out in Step 2. |
For more ready-to-color crowns, check out our Print and Color Crown craft.