Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty!! As the Will & Kate Royal Wedding approaches on the 29th April, I decided to host an “impromptu” mini Royal Get Crafty – a collection of Royal/ Wedding/ British craft ideas to keep people busy during and before the Royal Wedding weekend! I called for submissions by 13th April and decided that I couldn’t “just call for submissions” and not do a craft myself.. so after much deliberation, thinking of lovely Red/ Blue & White crafts, looking at Union Jacks and bridal dresses, I came back to a craft I saw over Lilla A a while back.. I was waiting for Pip Squeak to “grow up” and demand a princess party before we could make any… and then, I thought, heck no, these are PERFECT for the Royal Wedding. Instead of making party hats make these loo roll crowns for you and your family. They are easy, quick and look FABULOUS! You must check out Lilla A‘s original – as they are wonderfully whimsical! Her blog is beautiful and a true inspiration, please do pay her a visit.. so, to our book & craft today!
If you are looking for more crafts to inspire you for the Royal Wedding, including some recipes, check out ROYAL GET CRAFTY!
This book was first published in 1980 – which makes the content even more original - it is an upside down story of the classic “prince, princess & dragon tale” – there are many upside down stories” these days, popularised by films like Shrek, but Robert Munsch certainly was one to lead the way this his story.
Princess Elizabeth and Prince Ronald are due to be married.. a naughty dragon appears and kidnaps, yes you guessed it, the prince and not the princess. Burning everything down whilst he is at it… so Princess Elizabeth, a tough cookie, shrugs it off, dons a paper bag (her clothese have been burnt) and sets off to rescue her prince. With cunning and wit she beats the dragon only to be met by an ungrateful Prince: the paper bag just won’t do. Incensted by this, the independent princess breaks off the engagement gracefully and leaves.
The book is nicely illustrated and it is great way to teach your children about what matters in life: not your pretty clothes, but a strong reliable character. Hooray for feisty and brave Princesses!
Right.. as mentioned, this craft is “not mine”, but Lilla A! But I adore it and really wanted to have a go… so… I asked Red Ted whether we should make the princess some new crowns, seeing as the dragon burnt all her things. Red Ted jumped at the idea (well, he tends to jump at any idea to make anything.. so this was easy!).
Materials: Loo Rolls (one per crown), paint (we had gold, but Lila A’s are pink & green), brushes, ribbon for tying, fake gems for sticking (optional)
1 Cut out pointy bits to make a crown – I did this quite quickly and without really “marking them out”. This makes each crown individual
2 Paint in whatever colour you desire. I didn’t have the “nerve” for Pip Squeak to paint today, so she got to colour hers with marker pens. She seemed happy (enough).
3 Let dry
4 Stick on some gems – as you can see for some reason Red Ted didn’t enjoy sticking today, he got cross with glue on his fingers, so we ended up doing it together – he pointed, I stuck…
5 Let dry & then add some ribbons
6 Here are our teddies wearing 2 of them, as well as one of our toy cats
Have you made any “Royal Wedding Crafts”? They could be Royal or just Wedding or “just British”… even some 4th of July crafts may be a good fit! Link them up TODAY, so I can include them in Royal Get Crafty!
All other Kids Craft of course welcomed too!
If you have been crafty with your kid’s be it at home, in the kitchen or outdoors, I would love for you to link up: