a.) One color - for a traditional crown, paint the bottom side of the plate with a single color of tempera or poster paint. Yellow, gold, or silver are popular colors for a royal crown. You can also paint the plate to match a theme (e.g. red for a Valentine's day crown, pink or light blue for a princess crown).
Paint the flip side of the plate, if you like. You can use the same color or opt for a different shade.
b.) Multiple colors - painting the plate with multiple colors is a fun idea. This is a great option for a circus or carnival theme, or if you just want to make a fun colorful crown.
This is also a terrific activity for younger kids who love to doodle and play with colors. Besides paint brushes, use sponges, roller brushes, or fingers to paint.
Make a royal crown by painting the paper plate gold or silver. Decorate the crown with lots of sparkly stuff like plastic gems, sequins, rhinestones, beads, sparkly stickers, and gold/silver ribbons. You can also draw dots, lines, and shapes with glitter glue or cut out shapes out of tinsel paper or foil.
Create a fun crown for special occasions such as St. Patrick's day. This Irish crown was painted green and decorated with paper shamrocks and lots of green accents. To make a paper shamrock, simply cut 4 green paper hearts of roughly the same size. Glue them together at the pointed base to create a four-leafed clover.