How to Make a Foam Crown for Your Prince or Princess

Earlier in the week, I mentioned that we made foam crowns at Grace’s princess birthday party.

finished foam crown

Some of the kids wore their crowns for the entire party. A few more wore their crowns on and off, and a couple of them wanted to take them home to hang on the wall.

Needless to say, the crowns were a big hit.

Before the Princess Party

how to make foam crowns

A few days before the party, I gathered the supplies I’d need to cut out the crowns. I had:

  • 12 pieces of foam in various colors
  • A crown template – Because boys and girls were going to make crowns, I selected one that was neither feminine nor masculine. I downloaded it, cut it out, and taped the two halves together.
  • A marker to trace the template
  • Scissors

tracing pattern foam crowns

The night before the party, I traced the template on each sheet of foam.

outline pattern foam crowns

When I had them all traced, Joe and I started cutting them out. I wish I’d picked something with more angles and less circles, because it was annoying to cut out all of those circles.

cut out foam crowns

At the Princess Party

All the kids had to do at the party was decorate their crowns, and their parents tied elastic to secure them to the kids’ heads. It was simple and easy!

princess crown materials

Here are the supplies I had available: (Pretend that I took this picture before the kids used half of the supplies, okay?)

  • Foam stickers in a variety of themes – hearts, flowers, animals, ocean creatures
  • Stick on jewels
  • Sequins
  • Googly eyes
  • Princess stickers
  • Glitter glue
  • Elastic

Each child chose their own crown from the colors I had available. I loved that a lot of the boys picked pink and purple and a few of the girls picked blue.

decorated prince crown

Let the kids decorate their crowns as they see fit.

Let the glitter glue dry.

how to make a foam crown

Poke a small hole in the bottom corners of the crown.

making princess crowns

Measure a piece of elastic that’s a two or three inches longer than the distance between the two ends of the crown. Poke a piece of elastic through the holes,

finishing prince crown

then tie knots in the elastic so that it won’t pull back through.

how to wear a princess crown

Put the crown on your favorite little head. Or, if your favorite little head is sleeping, use one of her dolls.

finished princess crown

Enjoy your crown!

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  1. JessieLeigh says

    These are so cute! I just bought the gold foil ones to decorate for my daughter's princess party… yours are a lot sturdier! :)

  2. Malonescotland says

    My daughter loves crafts- thanks for this how-to! I especially liked the doll modeling the crown.

    Emily/Miss Mommy

  3. eriochrome says

    I so should have done this for my daughter's upcoming birthday but I whimpedout and bought a preassembled kit of visors and foamie stickers. The crowns came out super cute!

    PS: I am not sure why this is showing up at my husband's blog identity but it's Katie from ABC & 123: A Learning Cooperative. Thanks for linking up!

  4. MoWrap says

    Thanks for the great help. I teach a very small group of k-3rd graders at church. Next Sunday our lession is “WHO IS MY KING”. The lesson is fab in teaching them the importance of Jesus being their King about all other things. I am teaching them the 10 Commandments so this story goes perfect with the first commandment and I want them to know they each are princess & princes of a great and mighty King.

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