This easy 4th of July craft for patriotic paper plate crowns is the perfect idea to do with your kids this summer! Make one for your kids to wear to 4th of July parades or for celebrations at home. This craft is easy for kids to do themselves and provides hours of pretend play when it’s done. Plus they just look so cute on your little ones! Don’t forget to have your wear kids their new crowns and celebrate with a yummy American Flag themed snack! They are so good!
4th of July Craft: Paper Plate Crowns!
- Paper Plates
- Paint Brush
- Construction Paper
- Elastic Cord
- Glue (or Tape)
Round up your supplies for this patriotic paper plate craft and let’s make it!
Begin this craft by cutting a paper plate in half. Paint one half of the paper plate with blue paint.
While the paint dries cut triangles from red construction paper. We cut out both small and large triangles. Younger preschoolers may need help with this if they are still learning to master scissor skills, an adult can help them by drawing out the lines of the triangles for them to follow with scissors or by cutting out the triangles for them.
When the blue paint has dried, cut out the center of the plate. We generally follow the edging of the paper plate, where the plate begins to curve up or where the decorative edging begins, leaving about a 1.5 to 2 inch wide strip.
Attach a piece of elastic cord to the the bottom of each end of the paper plate crown. You can use scissors or a hole punch to make a hole then thread the elastic cord through and tie off in the back.
The last step is to glue or tape the cut out triangles to the crown. Organize them on a table in the pattern you want, we alternated big and little, then attach to the crown on the backside.
Tada! Your 4th of July craft is done! Now you are ready to celebrate in style. My kids love wearing these to parades and family celebrations!