Royal Paper Crown

Dress up like a medieval king or queen with this easy print-and-decorate paper crown.
Royal Paper Crown craft


  • Printable cardstock
  • Gold poster paint, tempera, or acrylic paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint brush
  • Things to decorate the crown with: glitter glue, rhinestones, sequins, gem-style stickers, etc.

Safety Tips

  • Small craft materials such as rhinestones and sequins are choking hazards. These are not suitable for children below the age of three.


Step 1 Royal Paper Crown craft 1. Choose from any of these king and queen crown templates. Print out your chosen template on A4 or Letter size cardstock.

  • Templates 1 & 2 - These are blank crown templates that you can paint and decorate. This tutorial makes use of these blank crown templates.
  • Templates 3 & 4 - These crowns are ready to color or paint.
  • Templates 5 & 6 - These are colored crowns that are ready to be cut and assembled.
Step 2 Royal Paper Crown craft 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:
Step 3 Royal Paper Crown craft 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.
Step 4 Royal Paper Crown craft 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.
Step 5 Royal Paper Crown craft 5. Press on the joint to glue the two pieces together.
Step 6 Royal Paper Crown craft 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).
Step 7 Royal Paper Crown craft 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.
Step 8 Royal Paper Crown craft 8. With the crown now tailored to fit around your head, you can start painting your crown with poster paint, tempera, or acrylic paint.
Step 9 Royal Paper Crown craft 9. Allow the painted crown to dry.

*As an option, you can sprinkle gold glitter while the paint is still wet.
Step 10 Royal Paper Crown craft 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.
Step 11 Royal Paper Crown craft 11. When you're done decorating, allow the glue to dry.
Step 12 Royal Paper Crown craft 12. Finally, glue the ends of the crown together. When the glue dries, you can try on your awesome paper crown!

More Ideas

Ready-to-color royal 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.