Simple crown craft and fun favors is what every princess party needs. Especially a party where the guests are all under the age of 4!
What better activity for a Princess Party than to fashion your own regal tiara?
I found Princess Aurora’s crown craft on Spoonful (a great site filled with lots of party themes and craft ideas). The crown craft idea was tweaked it to fit our age group and the supplies I already had on hand.
Here’s what you will need:
- Aurora’s crown template
- 2 large sheets of yellow craft foam $2
- 2 sheets of red craft foam $1
- a pack of foam stickers $3
- stapler and glue sticks
Print out the crown template and trace as many shapes as you can on the yellow craft foam. I was able to squeeze 14 crowns out of the two sheets.
To make the back of crown, cut 1″ x 11″ strips from the red craft foam. The stapler will secure the red strip to the crown shape to make a headpiece the children can wear.
Glue sticks are a good idea since the foam stickers may lose their ‘sticky’ after little grubby fingers have handled them.
Spread all the crown craft supplies out on the table so all those little hands can reach.
Once the crowns are made, the children can color this Sofia the First coloring page. Look how the Target crayons match the polka dot container they are in! Looks like I planned it, huh?
Don’t worry. I’m not that good. 😉
But I did make these precious Twirly Ribbon Wands and Lavender Play Dough Packets for our royal guests!
I’m not sure when party favors became the norm but purchasing them can really add up. Of course, I don’t have a lot to spend. These two crafts really helped me to stick to my budget.
Supplies for the Twirly Ribbon Wands came from Walmart.
Twirly Ribbon Wands
- 12″ wooden dowels (24 in a pack) – $1
- 4 spools of satin ribbon – $2
- TOTAL – $3
The dowels were 1 foot long. To give the little people more ribbon to twirl I cut the ribbons 2 feet in length. Simply knot one end of the ribbons around the tip of the dowel rod and secure with a dot of hot glue. The wands were looking plain so a cute princess cutout was added to the top.
The children will also receive a small ball of homemade play dough. We made this dough for one of our Make Your Summer Happy projects.
Tootsie requested purple. That is Sofia’s favorite color you know!
Play dough can be made any color you would like. Word of advice: add food coloring to the water as you are making the dough. By doing this you will color the entire batch and not have to knead food coloring into the dough.
Please use this homemade play dough recipe to make your own. Think of the color possibilities!
Princess Play Dough
- flour, salt, cream of tartar, oil, & food coloring – $6
- card stock for bag toppers – FREE from stash
- baggies – $1
- TOTAL $7 for 25 play dough favors
Here’s the Princess Party on a Budget so far.
Pompoms (made from plastic tablecloths) = $5
Party Garlands (made from yarn, paper, and pompoms) = $5
Simple Crown Crafts = $6
Twirly Ribbon Wands = $3
Princess Play Dough = $7
Total cost so far – $31
Thanks so much for sticking through all these Princess Party Posts!
Next up: The PARTY! (I promise) 😉
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