Here is my daughter's new crown. (As if a 3-year old needs any more encouragement for ordering people around!) Making crowns seems to be a pretty popular activity for kids these days. Pre-cut crowns are sold at craft stores with cute stickers to decorate them, but we specifically made these to accompany one of our books. In David Shannon's Alice the Fairy, Alice feels bad for eating her dad's cookies and decides to make him a new outfit. As you can see from the illustration above, she decides clothes are too hard to make and settles for a crown. My daughter wants a magic wand like Alice's, but since I decided that was more than I could manage right now, we settled for a crown. Not bad!
Great activity for combining story time and craft project.