Paper Crowns

I love paper crowns for celebrations – so fun, so easy, and so festive!  We created this one with some leftover scrapbooking materials, but the beauty of this project is that you can make it as simple (or as fancy!) as you like.  And if you’re not a scrapbooker and don’t feel like making an extra trip to the craft store, I bet you can pull this together with stuff you have around the house.

What you’ll need

Cardstock or other heavy-weight paper (construction paper works too)
Stickers (or other festive embellishments) (Is your kid also a sticker-hoarder? do you have a bag / box / pile of random stickers stashed away someplace like I do? Now’s a great time to pull them out and use them up!)

Getting Started

Since we used fancy paper for this crown, I decided on a simple zig-zag pattern that would be easy for my son to cut. He was delighted with the wavy scissors, and very carefully cut (mostly) along the lines.  (Of course, fancy scissors are a bonus; regular scissors work just fine!)

We cut zig-zags out of both sides of the paper, then taped them together to form a strip long enough for a crown.

Finishing Touches

Then, time to decorate! We’re very excited about numbers in our house right now, so I provided a set of number stickers and he went to town.

And there you go, a festive crown perfect for a birthday, or to celebrate a lost tooth, for your knight- or princess-in training, or just because!

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