I must admit, we could have done much more from scratch; like make our own crown frames but Tristan wasn’t feeling very well and Kallista and another wee girl we childmind aren’t yet old enough to be so skilled in the scissor department so we cheated and used purchased crowns. They each chose a colour and design to their liking.
Then they chose the jewels which they wanted to decorate their crowns with. This was a good way to learn and to reinforce colour names and shapes as well as counting the number of gems they had. I put a some double-sided tape on the backs of the jewels and they attached them to the crowns in a pattern they chose.
They all really liked these crowns, as you can see!
Ps: be careful with the small pieces with the younger children as they think it’s great fun to pull the jewels off as fast as they get them on the crown. Although this is good for fine motor development, it could also be a choking hazzard.
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