spring crown 1

Spring has finally sprung! Although some of us have gotten a little snow lately, we certainly can see the green grass poking through. Do you know what that means? It’s time for your kids to get ready to rule their outdoor kingdom! Making a crown out of a paper bag is a great way to recycle and reel in the spring season.

Materials:

  • paper bag
  • scissors
  • glitter (optional)
  • school glue
  • paintbrush
  • colored tissue paper or party streamers
  • hole puncher
  • yarn

Instructions

  1. spring crown 3Cut a strip of paper bag the entire length of the bag and about 4 or 5 inches wide. Next, cut one long edge of the rectangular strip into triangle "mountains" to form your crown shape. NOTE: the crown will be tied at both ends with yarn to fit your head.

  2. Tear the tissue or crepe paper streamers into tiny squares and then crumple into balls. This part is fun for the whole family and can become a crafting, paper-scrunching activity!
  3. spring crown 4


  4. Using your school glue, begin gluing the paper balls you've made onto your paper bag. If your bag has writing on it, glue the paper to that side and cover the writing. You can glue the colored paper in any pattern you wish. We made two rows: one of gold paper and one of pink.

  5. spring crown 5Next, pour some school glue into a shallow container and using a paintbrush, paint the glue onto the pointed tips of the "mountains" you cut out. Sprinkle glitter all over the area painted with glue. We glued paper balls to the bottom of the crown, then glittered the tips. Shake the glitter off and allow to dry.

  6. spring crown 6Once your crown is dry, punch a hole in each short end of the rectangle, then thread some yarn through. Tie the yarn ends together to form the crown shape, or leave them loose and tie around your head for a perfect fit!


spring crown 2

Ta da! Now you're all set to go forth and rule the spring outdoors. Happy spring, everyone! You rule!

Caroline Gravino Urdaneta, a PBS Parents resident crafter, is a designer of creative family projects, tinkering painter and mother of four children. She writes about project ideas for the whole family and how to encourage creativity in kids on the popular blog, Salsa Pie.

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  • Lacy

    Just made this! Love it! Such a great project. Love everything from Caroline!!

  • Caroline U

    That’s awesome Lacy! I bet it looks fabulous!

  • rachael {imagine gnats}

    great project!!

    • Caroline U

      Thanks Rachel!

  • http://www.facebook.com/maggie.m.ethridge Maggie May Ethridge

    I am DOING THIS!

    • Caroline

      yay! Great Maggie! Lola will love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Allison-Carmen/100002993914616 Allison Carmen

    love this!! looking forward to doing with my niece this weekend!

    • Caroline

      Allison that sounds fabulous! Have fun with your niece!