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Valentine Crown

What you will make:

Make this royal Valentine crown for that special someone, or host a royal gala by crafting with a group of children. Just a few simple supplies are needed to create this very special Valentine.

Create a crown for any holiday just by changing the paint color and crown decorations! Use stars at Christmas or Hanukkah or Purim, jelly beans, eggs, or paper bunnies at Easter, and shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day.

The crowns can be cut and painted in advance to make this a quick and simple craft project for party, group or classroom fun!

Here's what you need:
  • Paper plates
  • Red paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Conversation heart candy
  • Newspaper
  • Optional: Red paper, plastic plates, ribbon

This project is rated EASY to do.

How to Make a Valentine Crown

Read all of the steps before starting.
Step 1: Project Preparation

Read through the project, then gather the materials needed to make the Valentine crown. Cover your work area with newspaper to catch drips and splatters. Tip: To shorten the crafting time, cut and paint the crowns in advance.

Step 2: Cut Plate

Cut a slit across the middle of the paper plate, starting and ending about one inch from the rim. For younger children, have an adult or older child start the cut.

Cut four more slits from the center of the plate to the rim, creating six pie-shaped wedges.

Fold all the wedges up to form the points of the crown.

Step 3: Paint

Paint the crown on both sides with red paint and let it dry. The crown can also be painted with gold or silver, or any colors and designs the child chooses.

Tip: If the points curl, straighten them with your fingers when the paint is dry to the touch.

Step 4: Decorate

Decorate the crown by gluing a conversation heart to each point. Let the children use their imaginations to decorate the crowns any way they like. Ribbons are a nice addition.

Tip: Hearts cut from paper can be substituted for the conversation candies. Decorate the paper hearts with glitter or stickers, or write special messages on each heart.

Now crown your prince or princess!
Valentine Crown

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Before you start:
  • Make a place to work.
  • Read all of the directions.
  • Gather everything you need to do the project.
  • Think about the project. Imagine how it will look and what you will do with it.

Are you ready?
Okay, get started!!!

Valentine crown decorated with heart cutouts

Tip: A super-quick way to make the Valentine crown is to cut out hearts from red paper and glue them to an unpainted crown.

Valentine crown made from a plastic plate

Tip: A very sturdy crown can be made from a disposable plastic plate, but cutting the crown points requires a craft knife, and the crown is best left unpainted. For a colored crown, use colored plastic plates.

Thanks to...

Thanks to Suzy P. for sharing this Valentine craft idea with Aunt Annie's Craft Exchange back in 1997.

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