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Crafts With My Boys: Paper Crowns

With a week of cool, rainy weather, I finally pulled out a stack of new books sent to us for review. Up first was a fun Pinterst-y project book, The Paper Playhouse: Awesome Art Projects for Kids Using Paper, Boxes, and Books:

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A fun blend of crafty projects using paper, books, boxes and more, it goes from whimsical like the paper crowns I made for the boys to elaborate projects like a lemonade stand. Even if you have no crafting skills, you will find at least a few projects to entertain your kids – and have them run off happy at the end.

We picked Project 18 (starting on page 92) “Stylish Superheros: Crowns”

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I used some of our thicker construction paper, using 2 sheets per child. Measure their head and divide it, between the 2 sheets. You will want to add in a seam allowance (I added in an extra inch on each section). Hand draw your crown points, or use a ruler to do it, then cut out. Piece the two sections together in the middle, decorate as you like (we used Washi tape). Fit to thier head, then tape it up, and decorate the back as you like.

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The Washi tape is so much fun to work with. It’s funny, just a few years ago I had no idea what it was, or what one used it for. I’d get rolls of it in gift bags and scratch my head. Well, Walker loooooves the tapes.

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Their favorite tree to climb in our yard!

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A few minutes work, and so much fun from it.

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A very fun book, and wonderful ways to spend days. And in the end…once done? All in the recycle bin ­čÖé

FTC Disclosure: We received a review copy.

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