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“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.” 
― Albert Einstein

We’re sending you on a royal adventure today with instruction on how to make a paper crown.  These bejeweled crowns are a simple construction paper craft that is easy to make and fun for kids to decorate.

Around here we’re a fan of uncomplicated activities you can grab quick – these fit the bill. I love paper crowns for how simple they are compared with how much joy they bring. They are the perfect project for a play date craft, leading right into a long session of pretend play.

How to make a paper crown for kids

A paper crown for the birthday child is also one of our favorite simple birthday traditions.

They make a sweet gift your kids can make for friends.  A couple years ago a friend showed up at one of my son’s birthday parties with a birthday crown that her kids had made for a gift,  and you can bet the proud five year old wore his crown for the whole party.

birthday paper crown

Paper Crown Making Supplies:

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

Optional Supplies for Decorating your Crown:

  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Jewels
  • Markers

steps for making a paper crown

Easy Peasy Crown Making Instructions:

Hey – it’s not that complicated, of course, to make a crown.  The nice thing about the way I’m going to tell you is that with the folds in the band, it has a bit of durability.  These crowns last through more than one round of pretend play.

1. Fold a piece of construction paper to the width you’d like your crown band and cut straight across.

2. Staple your first band in the center and cut a second strip – this time cutting a crown shape in the center.

3. Insert the straight band into the front crown shape band and staple on one side.  Hold the crown around your child’s head to get the right size, then staple the other side together.

4. Pass out crowns for glitter and jewel placement.


Decorating paper crowns

Final step – put on finery and greet your subjects.

Consider teaching special queenly waving.

Pretend Play How to Make a Paper Crown


Alissa Marquess Creative With KidsAlissa Marquess is the founder of Creative With Kids where she inspires parents to find joy in the everyday chaos.  She’s a  homeschooling mom to three kids and helps run a brewery with her husband.  Yes, it has been over three years since the laundry was all the way done.

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