How to Make a Glittering Foil Crown for Preschool Pretend Play

This glittering crown is easy for kids to make with foil. Preschoolers can wear this bright crown for pretend play, or for celebrating a special occasion such as New Year's Eve.

Glittery crown craft for kids

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Kids will love this hands-on activity decorating a foil crown with sparkly 'jewels'. Make this glittering crown for pretend play or special events. 

Biodegradable glitter is recommended for kids crafts. Plastic glitter is not eco-friendly. You can also use paper confetti in crafts.

You can buy confetti already cut, or use a hole-punch to create your own.


Kids activities with a glittering crown


1. This crown craft supports awesome imaginative play! 

  • A glittery crown is the perfect addition to a dress-up costume when role-playing kings and queens in a castle.

2. Wearing a shimmering crown makes and event like New Year's Eve even more special. 

  • Dressing up for the countdown is part of the excitement of this annual festivity.

3. Making a crown supports the development of kids' creative and fine motor skills.

  • Kids can be creative making their crowns, planning designs and choosing decorations.


Fold long edge of foil over to make a foil crown


Instructions for a glittering foil crown

1. Start with a piece of aluminum foil approximately 12 in. x 20 in. (30 cm x 51 cm), or long enough to fit comfortably around your child's head.

2. Fold the long side up about two inches, then fold over two more times. This will make a strong band for the crown. The top 2 - 3 inches will become the tips of the crown. (see below)

3. Trace shape cut-outs onto foil, and cut them out to make "jewels" to decorate the crown.


Draw the tips of the crown onto the foil and cut out

4. Transfer a pattern onto the foil for the tips of the crown, or draw them by hand.

My pattern is a paper crown that came in a holiday popper!

5. Cut out the pattern to form the top of the crown.


Add glitter confetti or beads to a foil crown

6. Spread glue on the foil shapes, then sprinkle confetti over the glue to make "jewels".

7. Glue the "jewels" to the outside of the band (the fold should be on the inside).

Foil crown craft for preschool pretend play or New Years Eve celebration

8. Tape the ends together and your glittery crown is ready for pretend play or a New Year's Eve celebration.


Add a cape, a blanket fort, a magic wand, or a broom-handle horse to the pretend play.

Let your imagination explore the possibilities with your child.

Pretend Play Pinterest board


         Explore crafts, games, snacks and other exciting projects to celebrate the New Year.

  New Year's Activities Pinterest board




More New Year's Eve family activities

Slime / Little Bins for Little Hands

Scavenger Hunt / Buggy and Buddy

Bingo / Playdough to Plato

Musical Game / Let's Play Kids Music

Year in Review Questionnaire / The Resourceful Mama



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