My child so badly wants to be a princess some days. Today was one of those days. We have princess decals in her room and she always points to either Belle or Sleeping Beauty (Aurora) and says - When I grow up, I'm going to have that hair, and that dress, and hold that thing (a fan) and have a crown like that and be a princess. It is perhaps the cutest thing ever, since the most recent thing my children did that was the cutest thing ever, like 5 seconds before that. So today we indulged her a little and made a crown! And okay, we were both a little bored.... 4 days at home! A pleasure, and a challenge! So I googled "aurora crown" and we found this simply adorable pattern. However, we didn't have craft foam or jewels.... so, enter tin foil! Here's what we did: 1) Trace the template in the pattern on card board. Cut out! 2) Cover it with glue and wrap with tin foil ("silver" as Big Sister called it) 3) Find a head band that she never wears and glue the 'silver crown' to it, held in place with clothes pins for ~30 minutes 4) In the mean time, make 4 "jewels" by covering diamond (or whatever) shaped pieces of cardboard with tin foil. Crayons worked okay for giving the 'jewels' a hint of color. 5) Glue the 'jewels' on the 'crown' in your desired pattern.
Presto create-o! An aurora crown that Big Sister has worn all day! And we didn't have to purchase a single thing or make a trip to the craft store!