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.

  • 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)
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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