Children of all ages will have fun making simple paper plate crowns or hats. They are easy to make and a great way for children to get creative and possibly get into some imaginative play using them. So let me show you how to make them.
A few days ago I received a message on my Facebook page from a lovely lady asking for kids craft ideas that would fit nicely with Australia’s upcoming Queen’s birthday celebrations. I have wanted to make these easy paper plate crowns ever since seeing them at a local school fete and so it seemed like a good time to give it at go at home. Possum (aged 3 years) was so excited because she’s all about princesses at the moment. Lol
Recommended age: 2 years +
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Simple paper plate crowns
You will need –
- Paper plates (I used large paper bowls as they gave better shape)
- Pens, pencils, stickers etc
Begin by allowing your child to get really creative and start decorating their paper plate. Like I mentioned above, I actually used paper bowls as I liked their shape when it later came to folding them into a crown. Children can use crayons, pens, texas, whatever they like! I’d possibly avoid paint as it might make the paper plate soggy.
Once the decorating is complete you can begin cutting the plate to transform it into a crown. Obviously this part might need to be done by an adult or responsible older child. So begin by making a cut from top to bottom, then left to right. Ensure you do not cut the whole way through, you need to have the boarder in tact so it can sit on the head. Once you’ve done that you need to cut each piece half again.
I didn’t really do any measuring of the head to ensure it fits, but you might like to do that if you are concerned. These smaller paper bowls turned out to be the perfect size for Possum’s head.
Next you can carefully begin to peel back each piece so that it sits tall. If you are using paper bowls you might find that you need to almost massage each piece back into place, but you will find they have a gorgeous curl to each of the pieces.
If you have any stickers handy then your child might like to add them to the crown peaks.
These paper plate crowns are seriously so much fun. They would also be a great activity to do at a birthday party. This activity really kept Possum busy for quite awhile and each of her crowns were so different and become personalised. She also started making one for Boo (6 months) and Dad for Father’s Day.
This is a very cheap and easy activity for children of all ages to do. They can get so creative and they will love playing with them long after they have finished making them. These crowns will be a great inspiration for children to get involved in some imaginative play too! I hope you enjoy this activity.