A crown fit for a princess - or prince
A nice way to reinforce the letter C of the alphabet & encourage pretend play.
* a few pieces of different colored paper (at least two need to 8 1/2 by 11)
* tape or glue (tape might hold up better)
* stencils (optional)
* stickers or other decorative elements (optional)
* markers or crayons (optional)
Take a piece of colored 8 1/2 by 11 paper and cut it in half. Then tape them together. Depending on the size of your child's head, you might need to trim one end before taping the other end to form the base of the crown.
Take different colors and have your child draw (or you can draw) various shapes. The crown we made was an Ariel crown and we made squiggly coral (use the link for a template if you choose coral). But you can make anything - animals, shapes or even stencils for particular designs.
Once you have them cut out, now is the time to decorate them if your child desires. You can use stickers, crayons or markers to make designs.
Then glue or tape the decorations to the base of the crown.
Ok, I can't take credit for doing this craft but I'd like to think I could pull it off as well. My mother took some cardboard boxes, including a large freezer box, and turned them into very cool castles. She put these together for our daughter's third birthday party, but this is a fun thing to do anytime.
Sandra K. Lee is a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom with a 8-year-old princess & a 4-year-old superhero in Middlesex County, New Jersey.