|Make and wear this simple but dazzling paper crown.|
- Small craft materials such as rhinestones and sequins are choking hazards. These are not suitable for children below the age of three.
|1.||Print out 2 copies of this basic zigzag crown pattern on A4 or Letter size white card stock.|
|2.||Cut out the rectangles.|
|3.||Cut each rectangle along the zigzag line to come up with 4 crown sections. Set one crown section aside since we only need 3 to make a crown.|
|4.||Connect two crown sections by gluing the half-triangle edge of one crown section to a full-triangle edge of another crown section. Make sure the two pieces are aligned along the edges.|
|5.||Press on the joint to glue the two pieces together.|
|6.||Connect the third crown section following Steps 4 and 5.|
|7.||Measure the crown around your head. Trim off any excess length to achieve a comfortable fit.|
|8.||Paint the crown with gold poster paint, tempera or acrylic paint. If you like, you can paint the flip side of the crown as well.
As an option, you can also sprinkle gold glitter while the paint is still wet.
|9.||Let the paint dry.|
|10.||Add jewels and gems to your crown with any of, or a combination of these materials:
a.) Rhinestones, sequins, plastic gems, or gem-style stickers
|b.) Glitter glue or metallic puffy paint|
|c.) Create bejeweled buttons by covering the bottom of a button with a thick layer of white glue and sprinkling with lots of glitter;
d.) Cut out shapes from metallic paper or tinsel paper. (Not in photo)
|11.||When you're happy with how your crown looks, set it aside to dry.|
|12.||Glue the ends of the crown together. Once the glue dries, try on your bejeweled crown.
We have more crown patterns that you can print out and decorate using the ideas above.