Birthdays are a big deal around our house and with three kids’ birthdays within 3 weeks of one another (with Thanksgiving sandwiched in between), you can bet that the months of November and December are busy months.
What better way to celebrate those special days than with a special birthday crown? Now, I know you may be thinking that your tween may balk at the idea, but let me just tell you that when you start making a birthday crown for a younger sibling, that tween is going to be pretty darn upset if he doesn’t have one too.
So, birthday crowns = universal appeal and a great craft for siblings to make for one another on their special day. Have fun!
Birthday Candle Crown
Ages: 2+ (with adult supervision and pre-cut pieces)
Time: 15-30 minutes
- Heavy construction/scrapbook paper or card stock
- Crown pieces template
- White Glue, Glue Stick, or Tape
- Kid-Safe Scissors
- Sharpie Marker
- Print out the template pieces and cut them out. You will need one candle and one flame for each year you are celebrating.
- Trace the pieces onto heavy construction paper, scrapbook paper, or card stock. Depending on the size of your child’s head, you may need to cut out two or three strips of the band and tape them together. Note: If you do not use heavy paper for the candles bases, you will wind up with droopy, floppy candles.
- Write “Birthday Girl” or “Birthday Boy” on one of the head bands.
- Measure the band to fit around your child’s head keeping in mind that you may need to put two or three pieces together depending on the size of your child’s head. Tape it together to form a headband that fits.
- Glue the flames to one end of the candle stems.
- Glue or tape the candles to the inside top of the headband. Note: Speaking from (a bad) experience...If you use glue, be sure that it is completely dry before putting it on your child’s head or the glue will get in their hair.
- Have fun celebrating!