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.
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.
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.