How to make a Cereal Box Crown for Father’s Day

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Time for a super fun Preschooler Father’s Day Activity – let’s make some easy Cardboard Crowns for Father’s Day. Cereal Box Crafts are super way to get crafty and recycle!

A lovely craft to keep young kids engaged and busy and thinking about DAD! With plenty of photo opportunities afterwards! These crowns could also be made a “Birthday Crowns” all year round. The would also be lovely as a King’s Coronation Activity.

Father’s Day Cereal Box Crown

Hi! I am Lisa from The Art Garden, here to share a fun Father’s Day craft idea for you on Red Ted Art.

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Dad’s will love this sweet crown made by little hands to celebrate his special day. This is a perfect craft for preschool and even older children. My 4 and 6 ½ year old tag teamed this crown and added their own personal touches.

See our supplies and steps below for this easy CEREAL BOX CROWN.

Supplies need to make a Cardboard Crown for Dad

  • Cereal boxes
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Paint sticks
  • School glue (or hot glue for older kids)
  • Paper shapes and scraps
  • Letter stickers
  • Toolbox items: washers/nuts
  • Optional- spray primer
  • Not shown- hole punch and jute

How to make a Father’s Day Cardboard Crown

Getting your Cereal Box ready

Open up your cereal box and measured out your desired length of your crown. We used the longest side of our biggest box that was about 11 ½ “ long. We measured 3” for the width and added a few triangle points to the top.

Cut out your crown. We chose to add a little spray primer (*optional) to our cardboard so the paint for our next step would show up better.

Cereal box crown craft collage of steps

Decorating your cardboard crown

Step 2-

Paint your cardboard crown with paint sticks.

Step 3-

Gather your paper shapes and toolbox materials and glue them to your crown. Older kids may choose to use hot glue for the washers and nuts for a stronger hold. Allow to dry.

Preschooler decorating a cardboard crown

Final assembly of your cardboard crown

Step 4-

Use a hole punch and loop the jute string through the holes for a simple way to wear.

Cereal box crowns

Our finished crown, fit for a king!

Cardboard crown finished for dad

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