Tutorial: Make Easy Recycled Crowns for Kids

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Tutorial: Make easy recycled crowns for kids with foil wrapping paper and cardboard

Happy Easter Monday! Hope you had a lovely day yesterday! And if you have children, I’m sure you now have insane amounts of candy and chocolate in your home. Here in Italy there’s no Easter Bunny, but kids get these huge chocolate eggs with a little gift inside. The eggs are wrapped in big squares of fabric or, more commonly, foil wrapping, similar to the type used for gift wrapping.

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It drives me nuts to have to throw away all of that wrapping, so I always flatten and fold it the best I can, and put it aside for wrapping future gifts or, as my kids prefer, for making easy recycled crowns that are shiny and fun! Oh, and did I say easy? Well, let me say it again, because you get a LOT of kid satisfaction from this 5-minute project! And it’s pretty mamma-satisfying, too, because by using upcycled materials, it’s totally free! Woohoo!

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In order to make these crowns you need:

  • a big sheet of upcycled foil wrapping (from Easter eggs or gift wrap)
  • strips of lightweight cardboard (in Naples, they put these in packages of fresh pastries to keep the wrapping from touching the gorgeous creams and other decorations, but you can use any bendable cardboard)
  • glue
  • a big paintbrush
  • scissors
  • a stapler (not pictured)
  • permanent markers
  • glitter glue.

Let’s get started!

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