Craft a Birthday crown

You want to feel like a princess or prince for once? No worries. Probably the most important utensil for this is the prince or Princess crown and how to make it yourself you can find out here!

Craft a Birthday crown

What would a prince or princess be without a crown? We show you how to make a beautiful crown quickly and easily. Ideal for every child's birthday party or for the next handicraft afternoon with the kids. Therefore we would like to present you today two crafting instructions for your birthday crown (with crafting templates for printing), one crown made of paper and one made of a plastic cup. Both variants will inspire you.

Making crowns out of paper

You need:

  • 2 x gold paper or harder paper and gold paint
  • glue
  • scissors
  • Foam rubber, sequins, glitter, everything you like to decorate
  • Optionally a thicker needle or pin from your pinboard and a soft pad
     

Instructions:

Continue this step with a second sheet of paper, depending on the desired diameter of the crown. Note: Make sure that you leave a small glue rebate at one end of the rectangle, on the narrow side, so that you can glue the two ends of the rectangle or of the crown. You should first make a sketch that you can use as a template or you can paint your crown directly onto the gold paper. So take a sheet of paper, the long side facing you. Now you can sketch the shape of the crown as you like. First draw a long rectangle on the sheet, this should be completed with triangles on the long side. Small circles at the apex of the triangles are also especially great.

Crown template:

Crown tinkering - template 1 [ PDF ]
Crown tinkering - template 2 [ PDF ]
Crown tinkering - template 3 [ PDF ]

You can also use our craft templates or adapt them if necessary. Now put the sketches on the gold paper and paint the outlines. A little tip: fix the stencil with paper clips to have a good hold when drawing. So you can remove the stencil easily and above all without leaving any residues. If you have white paper, you can simply paint it gold or yellow later.

Now you can cut out the crown along the frame and glue the two ends of the two halves of the crown together. But do not close the ring of the crown immediately, because it lies flat on the table better with glitter stones etc. can be pasted. You can now decorate the crown according to your mood. A special eye-catcher is when you use a needle to stamp small holes as a pattern. But put a cloth underneath and be careful that nobody sticks his finger.

Once you have finished decorating the crown, all you have to do is glue the ends of the crown together. The best thing to do is to put the crown on beforehand to determine the right size and off you go to the coronation.
 

Making a crown from a cup

The cup crown is beautiful, stable and quickly made. Coloured cups can be found on the internet for little money. With a great decoration the crown becomes really stately. The advantage of this crown is that thanks to the small cup diameter, the crown also fits your favourite teddy or doll perfectly.

You need:

  • Party plastic cup
  • scissors
  • Foam rubber, sequins, glitter, everything you like to decorate
  • glue
  • Elastic band or hairband
     

Instructions:

First you take the plastic cup and cut out the bottom very carefully. A cutter knife can be very helpful. It is best for mum or dad to take over this task. As a follower of the dear little ones, they should pay attention to this well. Now cut out about four triangles of the same size.

Now it's getting colourful! Now the crown can be covered with anything that you like. Glitter stones or foam rubber are particularly suitable for this purpose. Ready is the crown! Long live the Princess and the Prince! Small hint: the former bottom of the cup is now on top instead of at the bottom. The rounded part of the cup later sits on the head and thus cannot scratch the royal head. For a better grip you should drill small holes in the crown on the left and right and pull a rubber band through. So the crown can be worn on the head without slipping. Another possibility is to tie the crown on a hair band.

Ready is the crown!

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