One of J’s favourite songs of the moment is Jack and Jill and he loves the bit about Jack falling down and breaking his crown (I didn’t want to tell him that it meant his head), combined with the fact that it is Diamond Jubilee time in the UK we decided to make a crown fit for a Queen/King that Jack could have worn as well.
What you need to make a crown
Piece of Mirror Card
Tissue Paper in vibrant colours
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How we made our crown
Using mirror card I cut a very rough zigzag in the middle of the card and then joined the two pieces together at one end with glue and sticky tape. I did the cutting as J hasn’t mastered scissors yet and the card is quite thick with older children you could get them to cut out the shape them selves.
Searching through my craft stash I discovered we had no jewels so instead of stopping and going to buy some we decided to make our own. We have got some very vibrant tissue paper and together we tore it into strips and then J scrunched it into balls.
He then stuck on the jewels to the crown – lots of stained fingers from the glue and tissue paper mixing – but it was wonderful to hear him chatter about the colours, what he was doing singing Jack and Jill and telling me he was going to be the King of the castle and I could wear it as well and be the Queen.
We left our crown to dry as rather a lot of glue was used and then I stuck it together with some glue and sticky tape. J has spent the afternoon wearing his hat and T has stolen it off him a number of times to wear as well.