Old King Cole Crown Craft

Here's a simple crown craft idea we did to teach Old King Cole.  I noticed this becomes a pattern exercise for older kids as they really try to make the crown design symmetrical on both sides. Afterwards, the kids paraded around in their new crowns.

Materials:

  • yellow construction paper
  • gold, silver, other shiny paper or cellophane
  • shape paper punches
  • scissors
  • tape
  • stapler
  • glue

Directions:

  1. Beforehand, cut lots of little shapes from shiny metallic paper. Gold and silver and others to make jewels in the crown. Cutting diamond shapes is fine, but use shaped punches to make stars, suns, flowers, or heart shapes.
  2. Cut a sheet of yellow construction paper in half, lengthwise.
  3. Tape the short ends together on both sides so you get one long strip.
  4. Fold in half where you taped it and draw big triangles all the way down the length.
  5. Cut along the lines to make the crown shape.
  6. Unfold and glue on lots of jewels to decorate. Gluing gold stars at the tops of the triangles looks great, too.
  7. When finished, the teacher sizes the child's head and staples the crown in place.
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