It is easy to make a paper plate crown with kids. The cost is right also! We made this particular crown for another contribution to my AWANA Cubbies Series. This Paper Plate Crown relates to the AWANA story about King Josiah, but it would definitely be appropriate for any Bible study about kings. Of course, making a paper plate crown is fun whether you are studying the Bible or not.
The scripture for this lesson is “The Word of the Lord is right.” – Psalm 33:4 (printable included). The story in AWANA is about King Josiah. When Josiah became king, God’s scriptures had been lost and forgotten. The word was discovered again when King Josiah decided to build up the destroyed temple. King Josiah read the book, knew it was the Word of God and told the people they needed to listen to the Word and learn the truth. This craft about a crown is a reminder of what King Josiah did as he re-established the importance of knowing God’s Word.
Materials Needed (affiliate links added for your convenience):
Hot Glue (optional)
I wanted to provide the quick, visual tutorial for those that just get it. Although I know some appreciate this quick glance, I know most others appreciate a full tutorial that gives the step-by-step process.
You want to use just a flimsy paper plate. Each child will need one.
Fold the paper plate in half.
There is absolutely no need to draw a dotted line on your paper plate. I did it on mine as a helpful visual for you to see where you cut. Essentially, you cut it like a pizza.
Most of the cuts you can do while the paper plate is folded. Do not cut all the way through. Cut it up to the ruffle edge of the plate.
You will need to open up the paper plate to make the final two cuts.
Here is what it looks like after all the cuts have been made.
We prepped all of these paper plates for our Cubbies leaders. It’s the least we could do. They are teaching our kids every week.
We also cut out the verse printable that will be glued on the edge.
The craft is now all prepped and ready for the kids. They can color the paper plate however they want to create the look of their crown.
I made the example for the leaders, and this was my design.
The kids can glue the verse on the edge of the plate.
To make the crown part stand up, the kids can just fold them up into place.
We added buttons to the final look, but this is completely optional.
Here’s a video tutorial to get you on the right track if there is any confusion:
Your kids are going to love having their own crowns. It’s such an easy, inexpensive craft. How can you go wrong?
This was originally published in December of 2013, but it was re-vamped and re-published in May of 2017.
This is soooo clever! I’ve pinned it and I’m sharing it on my FB page.
Thanks for sharing. I really appreciate it, and I’ve added you so I can follow along with what you are doing now too.
I’ve pinned, too!! It would make a great birthday hat, too : )
Thank you so much for pinning, Kristina!! I hope you enjoy it!
I love this paper crown
Thank you so much. It’s super easy and fun for the kids.
Thanks for sharing . Super cool
Thank you and thanks for taking the time to comment.
it s a really good idea…am going to use it as a activity for my next birthday party..keep the kids busy and the parents can actually have a glass of vino!!
Sounds perfect for a birthday party. Smart idea to get the parents a little time too. Enjoy both the wine and the party!
Think these would look awesome in combination with your puff paints!
Ooo – that is a fun idea. Thank so much for sharing that.
Great Idea! My 4 year old preschoolers are learning about Josiah this week and this is so fun and easy. Not to mention, very affordable. Thanks for sharing and adding such detailed instructions! 🙂
So glad to hear you preschooler is having fun with this. The accessibility is what I love about this craft. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
I love it 🙂
Thank you so much. It’s a fun one. 🙂
Thanks for sharing. I’m using this with the kids at Pizza Club to start our topic on Kings and Queens of the Bible. We are looking at Samuel the Kingmaker today and also including an extra Queen (perfect this term as we are celebrating her 90th) Queen Elizabeth II inn a few weeks. So good to find crafts that are inexpensive, work for boys and girls for a good age range. xx
Fabulous! I’m so glad this is going to work for you. Thank you for teaching those kiddos. I appreciate what you are doing. I also appreciate you letting me know because I love to hear how my crafts and activities are being used!
Oh, how cool is this! I would never have thought about making a crown this way. And looks so easy to make too.
It is so easy. I hope you have fun with it! Thanks for writing.
This is awesome. Just did it with my granddaughters they loved it.
Yay! So fun to hear. Thanks so much for sharing the fun you had.