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Make a Crazy Crown Craft

Crazy Crown CraftKids will enjoy making this Crazy Crown Craft to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

A “royal jubilee” is a special celebration to mark the number of the years a king or queen has reigned. It doesn’t happen every year, but only certain years. Each jubilee is represented by a precious metal: Silver (25 years), Gold (50 years), Diamond (60 years), Sapphire (65 years), and Platinum (70 years).

I did this project with my 1st graders back when Queen Elizabeth II was having her Gold Jubilee (60 years on the throne). Now, she is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee in recognition of her 70 years as Queen of England.

Queen Elizabeth II is now the longest reigning monarch in the history of Great Britain. This is the first time that any British monarch has celebrated a Platinum Jubilee, so it’s an occasion worth celebrating!

Here’s how to make your own Crazy Crown Craft


  • pictures of the Queen and her crown (I searched Google images to find some good ones!)
  • 3″ x 24″ white construction paper (1 per crown)
  • markers 
  • 1″x18″ strips of red, yellow, blue and purple construction paper (2 per color, per crown) 
  • YES! Paste (I put a small dab on a quarter of a paper plate for each student)
  • popsicle stick (for spreading the YES! Paste)


1. Use markers to decorate the base of your crown (3″ x 24″ 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 student’s 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! Glitter Glue would be another fun option, if you have time to let the pieces dry before assembling them.)

The end of the school year is always a challenge. Kids get SO excited about summer vacation that their attention spans can be quite short!  

But this was the perfect project. Everyone was fascinated to learn about the monarchy and totally engaged in making their crowns. Even the boys wanted to wear their crowns the whole day!

Why wait for another jubilee to make this charming crazy crown craft? These crowns could make any celebration more special!

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