C has become obsessed with creating crowns lately! This is just a sampling! All kids love making hats and wearable art!!! As an Elementary Art Teacher, I saw first hand that many of the "wearable art projects" were some of my students favorites! There is something MAGICAL about being able to wear something you made rather than just put it in your book bag to go home!
To create the crowns, we first created a big zig zaggy line across the paper to create 2 pieces from a 9x12 piece of construction paper. You could also put two pieces together or fold the paper in half to create more equal sized crown pieces.
For my head I needed 3 crown pieces, but for most children you would just need 2 pieces to make it long enough. If you used a 12x18 paper you might just need one piece depending on the size of the child's head.
After you have the crown pieces cut out, you can either staple or glue the pieces together to form a crown. C preferred stapling, of course! Kids love tools.....especially staplers. We love our Swingline Red Stapler! (like the one from the movie Office Space!!!)
After stapling, you can design your crown any way you like. C used crumpled tissue paper here. Some suggestions are: markers, crayons, buttons, pom poms, and glitter!
One HAPPY Queen!
(she told me that she was the Queen, not a princess!)
What wearable art have you made with your children?
Other Wearable art we have made:
(Dr. Seuss inspired)
(with paper tubes)