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A Birthday Crown for All Ages Craft

A Birthday Crown for All Ages Craft

Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

Ages: 12 months and up

Give everyone in your family the royal treatment on their special day with this customizable felt crown. It features an elastic band that fits both kids and adults as well as removable decorations that let you personalize the design for each birthday boy or girl.

Download A Birthday Crown for All Ages Template

by Catherine Newman

What you'll need

  • Iron
  • Iron-on adhesive, cut to 4 by 21 inches (we used Therm O Web No-Sew HeatnBond UltraHold)
  • 1/8-yard cotton fabric, cut to 4 by 21 inches
  • 1/4-yard felt, cut to 4 by 21 inches (use the extra felt for the decorations)
  • Paper clips
  • Crown template
  • Fabric-covered ponytail holder
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue (optional)
  • 1 package self-adhesive Velcro dots
  • Freezer paper (optional)
  • Glue stick (optional)

How to make it

1. Have kids roll a small ball of play dough or clay and place this in the wide half of a plastic egg. Press clay down, molding it to the shape of the egg. Close your egg and test it. It should stand on its own, and teeter when poked. If it does not, re-adjust the clay inside the egg.

2. Paper-clip the template to the fabric, then cut out the shape. Sew the ponytail holder in place as shown.

3. With scissors or pinking shears, cut out numbers and shapes from the leftover felt, gluing them together as needed. (Our crown template includes decorations.) Use Velcro dots to adhere the decorations to the front of the crown.

Crafter's tip: For easier cutting and super-straight edges, first iron freezer paper (shiny side down) to the felt. You can use a glue stick to adhere templates to the freezer paper, then cut out the shapes and peel off the paper.