Mar 23, 2013

Family Craft: Newspaper Crowns!

All month long here on Salsa Pie we are making crowns! Today's craft is a no-brainer and something I think any parent can pull off. You only need a few simple materials and the actual craft time for the project is under 15 minutes. 

If you asked me what I think we need to see more of online today it would be crafts kids can make out of newspaper. Why? Because newspaper is abundant and (if you ask me) pretty cool to look at when you transform it into something else. For today's craft project you'll simply need:

Kids Safe Scissors
Colored tissue paper or construction paper
Hole Puncher
A Glue Stick

Step 1: 
Using a few sheets of newspaper (folded down the center) fold over once about 3.5 inches from the bottom. Cut the crown points out of at the top of the fold all along until you've formed your long cornw shape.
Step 2:
Now that you've made your crown (it will be tied at the ends to shape round the head) you can decorate it. We used gold tissue paper and light blue colored paper cut into geometric shapes like so:

Step 3 and 4:
Glue the shapes onto your crown using a glue stick then punch holed in both ends of your long flat crown. 
Step 5: 
Tie your crown with yarn and you are finished!
To make a fringed crown simply fringe the bottom of you paper, cutting the crown points out of the top then fold the fringed part over. 
Decorate in the same way you did your regular crown shape and you are all set!

You're all set to rule your Kingdom. Long live Newspaper crafts, my friend. Long may they live.

The End.

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Unknown said...

These are so so so cute! And the pictures? I'm dying!

Caroline said...

Thanks, Carla. I always feel the same way about your projects and your little guy. :)

Susan Anderson said...

These are adorable...and so is your son!


Caroline said...

Thank you Sue!!