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Craft: Crowning Glory

Craft: Crowning Glory

Total Time Needed: 2-3 Hours

Our infinitely customizable crown begins with duct tape and flexible straws. We then topped ours with glittery pom-poms, pipe cleaners, and snips of garland. But, hey, it's a free country: embellish yours however you choose!


  • Flexible measuring tape
  • Blue and red duct tape
  • Flexible straws (we used 35)
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Star garland, cut into 6-inch lengths
  • Tacky glue
  • Pom-poms


Crowning Glory: Step 1

1. Measure the circumference of your child's head. Cut a piece of blue duct tape to this length plus 2 inches. Lay the tape sticky side up (A). Adhere the straws to the tape (B), leaving four inches clear on either end.

2. Cut a second piece of blue tape, the same length as the first, and place it sticky side down to sandwich the straws (C).

3. Cut a piece of red duct tape to the same length as the blue ones. Fold it over the bottom edge of the blue tape "sandwich." Fit the headband to your child, then tape the ends together to form a circle.

4. Slide curled pipe cleaners and garland into the straws. Glue pom-poms to the pipe cleaner tops. Bend the straws as desired.