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February 19, 2012

Crowning Glory

As part of our Valentine's Day play date last week, all the kiddos made crowns...a la The Kings and Queens of Hearts.

I bought a pack of big foam sheets, 12" x 18". I cut the sheets into three strips, measuring 4" x 18". I used a circular template to cut out three "scoops" from each strip. I used a small hole punch to attach pieces of elastic to close the crowns.

And the kiddos went to town decorating their crowns with self-adhesive foam hearts.

Everybody had a fun time making the crowns (and it wasn't even very messy!). And if this isn't the most adorable picture! :) [Our friends M and A are missing from this photo.]


The girls gave up their hats for nap time, but it was the first thing they asked for when they woke up. Baby A, in particular, wore hers the entire rest of the day!


As the crowns weren't exactly constructed for long-term wear -- I had to re-tie the elastic a few times -- I decided to "retire" them after the girls went to bed Tuesday night. They asked for their crowns immediately on Wednesday morning. I told them that Valentine's Day was over, but I promised we would make crowns again next year.

(This craft could easily be adapted to a lot of different holidays. The girls may get to enjoy their "crowning glory" again sooner than later...I see bunny ears in our future!)

I'm linking up with Charlene at Adventures-in-Mommy-Land for Hey, Mom! Look What I Did! Hop on over for some great crafting inspiration! And check out her Weekend Show & Share link-up for grown-up crafts, too!

6 comments:

Charlene said...

Cute!!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

thank the Lord you don't have WV on - the 5th in a string of blogger blogs. The others all had it on and I'm done trying to screw up my eyes to read them

You read my mind, Mandy. I was thinking of posting and asking what crafts can one do with foam sheets. I bought a pack because it looked cute but I don't see any crafts on the blogs I read.

Holly Ann said...

So cute! And such a simple craft! We may just have to try that over the next holiday.

Mandy said...

I have three STACKS of foam sheets that currently have no intended use. I foresee some ear creations in our future too!

I think I'm most excited about the no-mess aspect. The girls love the foam stickers!

championm2000 said...

Love the crowns!

This post reminded me of foam sun visors I almost included for the babies' first birthday beach party. Same idea--just visors.

Barbara Manatee said...

So simple, so cute! Love foam stickers!! No mess fun!