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Queen Clarion's Crown Craft

Queen Clarion's Crown Craft

Total Time 1 to 2 hours Ages school-age

As the monarch of Pixie Hollow, Queen Clarion's knowledge of fairy magic surpasses everybody else's. And, when she arrives at special fairy gatherings, she often materializes out of a cloud of pure pixie dust wearing a beautiful crown designed especially for the occasion. To usher in spring for instance, she dons a ring of delicate white blossoms, among them her favorite flower, the Calla Lily. Here's a fun way for your child to turn her favorite flower picks into a pretty spring crown of her own.

by Cindy Littlefield

What you'll need

  • Assorted white silk flowers
  • Scissors
  • Wreath-shaped white headband (sold in the bridal aisle at large craft and fabric stores)
  • Twist ties (optional)
  • Hot glue gun
  • White ribbon

How to make it

  1. Have your child choose several white flowers to adorn the headband. Cut the stems short (a couple of inches or so from the blossom). Together, try out a few different arrangements by attaching the blossoms to the band with twist ties.
  2. Once you've settled on a favorite arrangement, remove the flowers one at a time and hot glue them back in place.
  3. When all the flowers are attached, wind ribbon around the band, going between the blossoms to cover and better secure the stems.
  4. Glue the ends of the ribbon to the band, overlapping them an inch or so, and the crown is ready to wear.