Sound the royal trumpet. It’s time to gather for fairy tale crafts. These art projects are perfect for any aspiring prince or princess.
Every prince and princess needs a castle to rule. Cardboard boxes work well for the project. The size of your boxes dictates the size of the finished castle. If you want the castle to be large enough for your kids to play in, use an appliance box. For a smaller version suitable for dolls, use regular cardboard boxes.
Let the kids use additional boxes or cardboard tubes to create turrets and towers on the cardboard castle. Paint the boxes to look like bricks. Add a door with a rounded top. Don’t forget some twisting vines to make the castle look old.
This next craft uses old bits of paper to create a paper prince or princess. Gather old patterned scrapbook paper, or purchase a few new pieces with interesting patterns. Set out other decorations, such as sequins, glitter glue, foil and ribbons. The kids cut out each of the different pieces to assemble a prince or princess.
For example, for a princess, the child might cut out the gown from a pink patterned piece of paper. She might add a ribbon around the waistband and sequins along the neckline. She would then cut out arms, legs and a head for the princess. Next she might cut out hair from yellow paper and shoes from purple paper.
You can’t think of medieval times without thinking of dragons. Make your own dragon masks with a few simple materials. Start with a paper plate that you paint green. Make eye holes so your child can see.
Next take a paper cut to create the dragon’s snout. Cut jagged lines on either side of the cup to make the dragon’s teeth. Add nostrils to the cup with black paper. Glue the cup to the paper plate. Add a few red, orange and green streamers hanging out of the paper cup to make him a fire-breathing dragon.
Royal Craft Time
The prince and princess theme is often a hit with kids. With a little creativity, your kids will feel like the rulers of the crafting world.