Ages: 12 months and up
Give everyone in your family the royal treatment on their special day with this customizable felt crown. It features an elastic band that fits both kids and adults as well as removable decorations that let you personalize the design for each birthday boy or girl.
Have kids roll a small ball of play dough or clay and place this in the wide half of a plastic egg. Press clay down, molding it to the shape of the egg. Close your egg and test it. It should stand on its own, and teeter when poked. If it does not, re-adjust the clay inside the egg.
Paper-clip the template to the fabric, then cut out the shape. Sew the ponytail holder in place as shown.
With scissors or pinking shears, cut out numbers and shapes from the leftover felt, gluing them together as needed. (Our crown template includes decorations.) Use Velcro dots to adhere the decorations to the front of the crown.
Crafter's tip: For easier cutting and super-straight edges, first iron freezer paper (shiny side down) to the felt. You can use a glue stick to adhere templates to the freezer paper, then cut out the shapes and peel off the paper.