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How to Make Kids' Costumes


Coat-of-Arms Crown
Attach your coat of arms to your crown or use it to create a throne.
Attach your coat of arms to your crown or use it to create a throne.

A coat-of-arms crown is just right for the special "king" or "queen" in your family. A coat of arms is a family badge or crest. The symbols on the badge show the interests or strengths of the family. You would have seen a coat of arms in a castle in medieval times, but people often use a coat of arms today to display their family heritage.

Your coat of arms can be added to your king's or queen's crown, but it also looks great when attached to a cape or to a piece of fabric that's draped over a chair for your throne.

What You'll Need

Poster board

"Jewels" (stick-on earrings, pieces of metallic papers, glitter, sequins, beads, or craft jewels)

Felt

Decorations (strung sequins, glitter, ribbons, or braid)

Paper

Scissors

Glue

How to Make the Coat-of-Arms Crown

Step 1: Cut out a crown from poster board.

Step 2: Add "jewels" (stick-on earrings, pieces of metallic papers, glitter, sequins, beads, or craft jewels).

Step 3: Personalize the crown by adding your name in glitter.

Step 4: Draw a coat of arms pattern on the paper.

Step 5: Pin the pattern to the felt. Cut around the pattern.

Step 6: Discard the paper pattern and then decorate the felt with strung sequins, glitter, ribbons, or braid.

Step 7: Glue the coat of arms to your crown, pin it to a cape, or hang it over a chair.

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