It’s a craft. It’s a fashion accessory. It’s fun! And you can make this 4th of July Paper Plate Crown quickly and easily with things you probably have in your house already. Oh and it makes the cutest pictures!
So I had a 4th of planned for last week, but when I started to make it — it was a total dud. (I really should have taken a picture!) So I sat there looking at my supplies, and I had a eureka moment. A craft that involved painting (Sissy’s favorite) and accessorizing up (a favorite for both). So easy, and so many smiles.
4th of July Paper Plate Crown
White paper plate
Blue paint (I always use Crayola washable)
Red construction paper
Elastic cord* or ribbon
Cut the paper plate in half, and then cut a semi-circle from the middle following the shape of the plate.
Next turn the plate over to your kiddo to paint their heart out.
After painting, cut three large triangles and 2 small triangles out of the red construction paper. I eyeballed these so they aren’t perfect, but they are approximately 4 and 2.5 inches tall. If your kids are a pro at scissors, you could draw triangles and let them cut them out.
Once the paper plate is dry, punch a hole on either side of the paper plate toward the center.
*A note about the elastic cord. I had just bought my daughters’ sandals at Target, and I realized the elastic cord that held the shoes together was perfect for the 4th of July Crown. Oh yes, I upcycled that trash into a treasure. If you don’t have elastic cord, ribbon would work as well. You could just tie a bow under the chin, but elastic is perfect.
Tie the elastic cord (or ribbon) to the paper plate.
Turn the plate over and tape the red triangles to the back of the plate. I found that it was best to attach the triangles with a loop of tape and then reinforce tape across the back.