DIY Crown

I recently found an origami crown in Origami for Children.  It was super simple to make and I think it would be adorable done in silver or gold paper at a princess party.  It's easy enough that you could even have the kids make their own.

Start with a square piece of paper folded into fourths.

Fold the corners to the center.
Flip the paper over and repeat the same process.
Repeat the last step - flip the paper over and fold toward the center.
Repeat again - flip the paper and fold toward the center (could this be any easier?)
Turn the paper over and pull three of the four triangles open.
Repeat these steps with as many pieces of paper as you need to go around your princess' (or prince's) head.  I think I used 7 for my almost 1 year old.
Link them together by tucking one arm inside the next.
I reinforced it with a little tape because we are none too gentle around here! (I think that's considered cheating in origami, isn't it?)

Here are some of our favorite princess books:

And check out these adorable 5 minute fairy wands to go with your crown over at The Imagination Tree!

Don't forget the fall crawl!  Next stop is Kimba's 2 cents, where she is making delicious spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!

Linking to Come Together Kids, Newbie Party, Made by Little Hands Monday, Show and Tell, Crayon Freckles, Sugar & Spice, A Creative Princess, It's Playtime, Freshmen Friday, Fun for Kids Friday, It's a Celebration
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  1. Hey Lorie, I'm thinking I should make this crown for B-days in my classroom! Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for the shout out :-) Hope you've enjoyed your weekend!

  2. Enjoyed reading this post...and the origami crown tutorial! Neat!

  3. How lovely! Thanks so much for mentioning me :-) I'd love for you to link this up to our big It's Playtime linky party tonight!

  4. What a cute idea! I would love for you to link up Thursday (actually it starts tonight) to It’s a Party!

  5. Hi Lori! This is a super cute post. Well done with the origami! I would love for you to share your post at my Freshmen Friday linky party for newer bloggers at:

    I am a new follower!

  6. How cute!! :) I just found your blog and am now your newest follower. Stop by and check me out sometime!

  7. this is so much fun! and such a sweet little princess! thanks so much for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday last week! hope to see you again this week!

  8. Thanks for linking up to my "It's a Celebration" link party! I am loving the whole concept of your blog-with 4 kids we can always use new reading ideas!
    Thanks Again,

  9. Great crown for kids! i love it, thanks for sharing.


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