After my other half finished work the other day we decided to snuggle up and watch a movie with the kids. It was hubby’s turn to chose so we ended up watching Moana – it’s secretly his favourite kids film! The next day when we sat down to craft my little boy decided that he wanted to make his sister a ‘flower crown’ like Moana. His sister is obsessed with hats of any kind so I thought that this was pretty sweet of him. We really enjoyed making this craft and when my daughter woke up from her nap she was super pleased with her new super cute paper flower crown!
Here is what we used;
Take your piece of card and place it the landscape position. Fold your piece of paper in half so that the top corners touch the bottom ones. Open your paper back up and fold the bottom corners to the centre line you made and bring the top corners down to meet them in the centre. You should now have 4 equal strips
Cut out two of these strips and glue them together at one end.
Cut out some leaves to decorate the base of your crown. My little lad insisted that we needed to make little leaves but you may wish to make them bigger for younger children to cut and stick.
To decorate your crown, cut out several flower shapes and bend the petals up slightly on each one. Then, cut out the same amount of small circles to make the inner part of your flower.
Glue your inner circles into your flowers and then glue your flowers along your leaf crown.
Finish off your crown by pulling it around and gluing it into a circlet. So cute!
It’s time for another paper cone craft! We’ve had so much fun making them today and next i want to share with you these lovely paper cone princesses. We’ve made quite a few and tried to come up with several different designs for them, these ones in the picture are our favourites though. Our princesses are all fictional characters but you could even suggest that your child tries making themselves to make this little craft even more fun!
You will need
Coloured thick craft paper or card
Eye stickers (optional)
Decoration bits and bobs (optional)
To make the dresses
Take a coloured piece of A4 paper and fold it in half to make a card shape. Then, take a pencil and draw a gradual curve starting from just above the centre of your fold line to the bottom right corner (you’ll need to make sure the curve isn’t too sharp or it won’t match up when folded). Cut out your shape.
Fold your shape in half and trim off any excess to make sure both sides are even.
Open up your shape to reveal your 4 sections Cover one of your end sections in glue..
and then pull it round and stick it down on the back of your other end section to create a triangular cone shape for the dress.
To make the face and arms
Start off by cutting out a circle for the face and an egg shape for the hair.
Glue the face piece down onto the hair and then cut the hair into your chosen style.
Now to give your princess a face starting with two eyes. We used eye stickers but if you dont have these you can simply cut out two white circles and draw on the details with a black marker. Then, glue down a mouth and two rosy blush circles on her cheeks.
To finish off the head, cut out a shiny crown and stick in place at the top of her head.
To make the arms, cut out two rounded strips and roll one end of each up slightly.
Glue your princesses head down in place at the top of your cone shape and then use the flat piece of your arms to attach them to the triangle on either side of the face. Your super cute paper princess is finished! Why not add some decorations to her dress or crown to make her even more unique!
A Sweet and simple craft; these Love bug Valentines crowns are a perfect craft for young children to make this season of love! You could even set out a bowl of hearts, stickers and other decorations so that children can each make their own fun and unique designs. It’s a great way to keep their creative brains busy, at least for a few minutes!
You will need
Red card Black paper Pipe cleaners Tape Scissors
Take your piece of paper and place it in the landscape position. Fold the top corners to the bottom ones to split it perfectly in half. Then, cut along the fold line to give yourself two long equal strips.
Secure your two equal strips end to end as shown above and decorate with some black paper hearts or your chosen decorations. Secure the two loose ends of your headband together to create your crown shape.
To make the antennae, twirl two pipe cleaners around your finger or a pencil to create two spring shapes. Glue a heart to one end of your spring and then glue the other end down inside your crown at the top.
Add any last minute decorations and your valentines love bug crown is finished!