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Firecracker Crowns (Patriotic Clothing)

Firecracker Crowns

Total Time Needed: 1-2 Hours

These fringed caps make for a fun way to sport your patriotic colors on the Fourth. Here's how to make one that will fit most kids with a head circumference of 22 inches or less (for a bigger crown, just add more craft foam strips).

Materials

  • Craft foam, red and white
  • Blue tape (we used plastic tape, 1 1/2 inches wide)
  • Sticker stars
  • Scissors
  • Gold pipe cleaners
  • Tape
  • Yellow foam stars

Instructions

Firecracker Crowns - Step 1

1. Arrange 5 red and 5 white 2 1/2- by 12-inch craft foam strips side by side, alternating the colors. Apply a 26-inch strip of blue tape across the panels about 1 inch from the bottom, wrapping the ends around to the back. Decorate the tape with sticker stars. Then cut a 1/2-inch-wide fringe in each panel starting from the top and ending just above the tape.

Firecracker Crowns - Step 2

2. Flip over the fringed foam and position a gold pipe cleaner in the center of each of the inner 8 panels so that the lower end is about an inch below the fringe. Tape them in place as shown. Now sandwich the top of each pipe cleaner between a yellow foam star and a large sticker star. When your child is ready to wear the crown, wrap it around her head, overlapping the ends and securing them with a large paper clip.

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