Crazy Crowns

Our first graders became royalty today with these “Crazy Crowns”, in honor of the Queens’ “Diamond Jubilee” …. the 60th Anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Materials:
  • pictures (I searched Google images) of the Queen and her crown
  • 3″x24″ white construction paper
  • markers 
  • 1″x18″ strips of red, yellow, blue and purple construction paper, 2 per color 
  • YES! Paste (I put a small dab on a quarter of a paper plate for each student)
  • popsicle stick (for spreading paste)
Directions:
1. Use markers to decorate the base of your crown (3″x24″ white paper) with colorful patterns of diamonds and other shapes.

2. Have an adult do the “royal fitting” and staple the base of the crown so that it rests comfortably on the head!

3. Use small dabs of YES! Paste to attach strips of paper to the base, up one side and over to the next, forming an arch.  (See photo of Queen’s crown)

4. Add more strips of paper to decorate your crown, using accordion folding, curling, or any other technique you’d like. (It would be fun to attach some stick-on jewels, but I didn’t think of it in time to go buy any! Glitter Glue would be another fun option, if you had time to let the pieces dry before assembling them.)

These last two weeks of school are challenging…. kids get SO excited about summer vacation that their attention spans can be quite short!  But this was the perfect project…. everyone was fascinated learning about the monarchy and totally engaged in making their crowns.  Even the boys wanted to wear their crowns the whole day!

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2 Responses to Crazy Crowns

  1. Lita Lita May 31, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    Those are so great! I will be doing it in my class!

  2. Jalia November 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Your post is a timely cotnirbution to the debate

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