DIY your own patriotic crown craft for kids, from Erin, for a creative 4th of July project!
When it comes to crafting, I love open-ended projects that let my kids create something unique to them. This simple crown craft kept them occupied for 45 minutes!
Patriotic 4th of July Crown Craft for Kids
To make your own patriotic crown craft for kids, you will need:
- white card stock
- red, white & blue crafts supplies – pom poms, sequins, washi tape, etc.
- crayons & markers
- piece of scrap paper for making your crown template
First, you will need to make your crown. Do do this, fold your piece of scrap paper in half. Draw half of the crown shape, as shown below in the pictures.
Leaving the paper folded in half, cut along the lines you just drew. When you unfold the paper, you will have a crown template that you can then trace on to your card stock!
We used white card stock, but you can really use any sturdy paper you have available. Plain white printer paper could work in a pinch, as would construction paper.
Card stock will just hold up slightly better when your three-year-old inevitably sits on his crown craft for kids while trying to put his feet in his sister’s face.
Next, get out the red, white, and and blue crafting supplies and let the kids go to town!
It was such a beautiful day that we decided to do this craft outside on a blanket. These easy summer crafts for kids would also be great for doing outdoors on a nice day!
Add All the Red, White & Blue Everything
My kids’ favorite supplies were stickers, pom poms, sparkly washi tape, and tissue paper.
I collected my entire stash of craft tissue paper from the birthday and Christmas presents that have been given to us over the years.
It’s wrinkly, but let’s face it: one minute in the hands of a few preschoolers and it will end up crumpled anyway. And you can’t beat free!
This tissue paper sensory bin is great for little ones who aren’t quite ready for a tissue paper craft!
The final step is to cut and tape two long strips of card stock to fit the patriotic crown to your child’s head.
They can decorate this part, too! My daughter decided to write “The 4th of July” on hers.
Enjoy your new patriotic crown craft for kids! And if your kids are anything like mine, they will wear them for several days straight, including to the grocery store.