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With just a few simple homemade craft items, children can feel like royal princes and princesses. Foil paper crowns and tiaras are a simple project that caregivers can make for their children or have the kids get involved and help make their royal creations. Crowns can be made from foil paper alone or use a piece of cardboard underneath to help the crown last through several pretend play afternoons.
Foil Paper Crown
Cut or tear off a piece of foil paper that measures approximately 20 inches by 8 inches. Fold the foil paper in half and then fold in half again to form a two-inch wide band.
Cut out an 8-inch square of foil paper and then use this template to cut out four more squares of the same size.
Fold the square in half and then fold it in half again to make a 4-inch square. Fold the square in half diagonally to form a triangle. Repeat this step with the other four squares.
Apply a thin line of glue along the longer edge of the triangle and attach it to the edge of the long side of the 20-inch band. Repeat this process with the other four triangles and attach them side-by-side along the band.
Wrap the completed band into a circle, apply a thin line of glue along one edge and attach the two ends of the band together to finish the crown.
Cardboard and Foil Crown
Cut out a piece of cardboard that measures 6 inches by 20 inches. Trace a triangle shape on another piece of cardboard that measures 4 inches across the bottom, with a height of 4 inches at the center point. Place this template on the 6-inch tall cardboard strip with the 4-inch point touching the top edge.
Trace along the triangle and then move the template over and repeat the tracing all across the length of the cardboard. Turn the cardboard so that the top point of the triangle is facing you and cut out around the triangles to make the points of the crown.
Tear off or cut a piece of tin foil that measures 13 inches by 22 inches. Lay the tin foil on a flat surface and place the cardboard onto the tin foil half of an inch from the top.
Make slits in the tin foil to wrap around the points of the crown and fold the tin foil over to cover the cardboard. Fold over the remaining length of tin foil and make slits to allow the tin foil to wrap around the points of the crown.
Fold over the edges of the tin foil to cover any cardboard still visible on the edges and then wrap the crown into a circle. Apply a small amount of glue to one edge of the crown and attach the ends together to make the crown.
Foil Paper Tiara
Cut out a piece of tin foil that measures 16 inches by 8 inches and fold the strip of tin foil in half. Fold the strip in half again to create a firmer band for the tiara.
Cut out five, 8-inch squares of tin foil. Fold them in half and then fold them in half again to make 4-inch squares.
Fold one of the squares in half diagonally to make a triangle and then in half again to make a smaller triangle. Repeat this process with each of the triangles.
Open up the triangles slightly to loop them around the middle of the tiara band and pinch both sides of the triangle together above the band.
Apply a thin line of glue to one end of the band and attach the two ends together.