I loved Disney’s movie Aladdin and I always wanted Jasmine’s crown. This party craft will let the kids design their own crowns. It may take about 10 minutes for everyone to make their own crown and will need a lot of set up time for the adult. It may take the kids about ten minutes to design their crowns. The craft will vary in price depending on how many materials you need to buy and what you need. $32 is a conservative estimate of how much materials for a project with 4 packs of ribbon that cost $4 (for 12 girls), a pack of pom poms, a pack of velcro, and 2 different glitter glues would cost. Comment below to let me know if you’ve done it for less or more, how it came out, and what the kids thought about it.
- Tape measure, pencil, and pad
- Measure the size of your child’s head (and add an extra inch) for reference of how many ribbons you will need to buy. Keep in mind that 1 yard is 36 inches and that different ribbons come in different sizes.
- Multiply your child’s reference number size by how many kids are expected to show up. Use the conversion above in a proporation to figure out how many yards of ribbon you will need. You should always buy enough to do three more than expected.
- stick-on velcro
- stick-on rhinestones
- glitter glue
- fabric markers
- pom poms
- some sort of large pendant
As the kids wait for the party to start and do other party activities, call one child over at a time to measure her head. Mark the measurement down on a piece of paper.
Start cutting the ribbon an inch larger than each child’s measurement. Write each child’s name on the inside (least pretty side) of the ribbon. Attach the velcro at each end and make sure that no sticky velcro is showing that would stick to a little girl’s head.
Set up a table with the craft in advance and give each kid her own crown. Have each kid talk about why she designed her crown a certain way in order to add 15 minutes to the activity.