Dress-Up Activities for Kids


Wonderful Wizard or Crowned Royalty
Make a crown or wizard's hat -- it's up to you and your imagination.
Make a crown or wizard's hat -- it's up to you and your imagination.
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Be a wonderful wizard or crowned royalty -- it's all in how you create the head piece! It's amazingly simple (and lots of fun!) to create a hat fit for a magician, princess, or wizard -- or a crown fit for a king or queen.

What a perfect addition to your dress-up wardrobe, and what fun to be able to say you made it yourself!

What You'll Need:

  • Colored poster board
  • Tape
  • Clean, round, empty ice cream tub
  • Pencil
  • Yarn
  • Gold star stickers
  • Markers
  • Poster paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Glitter glue
  • Sheer or sparkly fabric
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to Be a Wonderful Wizard or Crowned Royalty:

Step 1: For the wizard's hat, use the colored poster board to shape a cone; tape the cone in place.

Step 2: The decorations can be as plain or fancy as you wish. Use the gold star stickers, markers, poster paints, and glitter glue to decorate the cone.

Step 3: When the decorations are dry, use glue or tape to fasten a corner of the sheer or sparkly fabric just inside the top of the hat.

Step 4: For a crown, use the ice cream tub as a base for building a crown, or make a base out of posterboard.

Step 5: Cut the poster board to make a saw-toothed strip.

Step 6: Glue the strip around the base of the ice cream tub to make the points, then bejewel and bedazzle your crown.

Now, how about becoming a rabbit or other animal? It's easy -- with pipe cleaner ears. Learn how to make them on the next page.

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