From Cereal Box to Crafted Crown

Inspired by our recent trip to France where we encountered many a castle we decided to try and make a crown for this weeks Little Makes. There seems to be a variety of different hats when it comes to royalty from the crown my eldest has taken an interest in to the conical shape and there's even beautiful floral ones and tiaras.



You Will Need

  1. Cardboard such as that from a cardboard box
  2. Scissors
  3. Tape to hold it together (alternatively a stapler with staples can be used)
  4. Decorations eg. glitter, washi tape, pressed flowers 

How to Make the Crown

  1. We began by sourcing a cereal box and cutting it across the top in a zigzag pattern. 
  2. Then we worked out the circumference of my eldest daughters head and taped the ends down.
  3. Now for the fun part although this would probably have worked out better if we'd done it as the second stage ie. decorate it. We added gold glitter but my daughter would love to add some flowers too.

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Comments

  1. The decorating is the best part - loads of glitter and pom poms! x #Blogstravaganza

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    1. Oh didn't think of pom poms but I can certainly picture that making it very pretty

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  2. What a lovely quick and easy craft to do to pass some time on a rainy day #PoCoLo

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    1. It certainly is. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  3. So cute! What a fun craft! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    #PoCoLo

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    1. Thank you. Yes this was the second time we've attempted crowns and she loves them.

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  4. I love craft for young children! Crown are cool. You could also go on a woodland walk and stick leaves on it to make an Autumn crown. #pocolo

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    1. Now that's a fantastic idea. I may well do that with her.

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  5. Great way to up-cycle a cereal box! I shall add this to our list of rainy day ideas :) #blogstravaganza

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    1. Thank you Becki. Pleased that I've inspired you to try it

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  6. My eldest daughter would love making this! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

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  7. What a sweet and fun way to learn History with wee ones. Lovely #littlemakes

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  8. I love this, when I was working as a registered child minder, I was forever keeping junk to utilise into treasures, it used to drive my husband mad, I had to hide stuff away so he wouldn't bin it#saturdaysesh@_karendennis

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    1. Yes I fear one of my family members may have done that with a product I was saving for a make too

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  9. This is a great use for a cereal box! Your daughter looks very pleased with her brilliant creation. Thanks for linking up #MakeItLinky

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  10. I have made so many hats and crowns from cereal boxes, it's so much fun and your daughter looks properly royal x
    #MMBC

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  11. Oh you can't go wrong with a craft that involved gold glitter! Hehe #blogcrush

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  12. What a fab crafting idea - twin 2 is obsessed with castles at the mo and as a history teacher I am partial to them too! Thanks for sharing on #thesatsesh xx

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  13. Love a quick craft- sometimes the little ones don't have the attention span! #littlemakes

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  14. I love this! I used to love making crowns when I was little. Quick crafts are the best, especially ones as cool as this! #MakeItLinky

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