Little kings or queens will enjoy making and decorating their own crowns. It's a cheap and easy activity for a rainy day which keeps the children entertained for a while to make the crown and then play dress ups with it after. We added a design using embossing powder and stamps but you could embellish using paint, pens, stickers, or any other decoration items.
Time: 20 minutes
Age: Under 5s
A3 size card
Draw a design for the front of your crown in the middle of the piece of card. Draw a rectangular strip on either side. We made a spiky zigzag for the king and a more rounded shape for the queen.
Cut out and wrap the band around the child's head to work out the right size. Trim the band to the right size leaving a little extra to be able to overlap the ends to join securely.
Decorate the crowns with pens, stickers, gems etc. We had a go at using an embossing stamp, embossing powder and heat gun to make our metallic design.
Rubber stamp and embossing stamp pad
Spreading the embossing powder over the stamp before shaking off excess powder and melting with heat gun
When finished, overlap the two ends together and secure with sticky tape.