We do a lot of crafts around here. I have always been a maker at heart, and when the kids came along I started collecting craft ideas that we could do as soon as they got old enough to hold a pair of scissors. Our walls are splashed with artwork, and I keep a running stock of glitter, felt, construction paper, and anything else that might be useful for crafting. You could say we are a handmade household, and I am totally proud of that! Today I am working with Creative Galaxy on Amazon to share a super cute tutorial for easy no-sew felt crowns inspired by the show!
Before we get to the tutorial, I want to mention how cool Creative Galaxy is. I am not big on encouraging kids to watch a lot of tv, but this show is one of our favorites in terms of overall messaging and being more than just a mindless program. It focuses on Arty and Epiphanie, two cute creatures that craft their way through the galaxy. At the end of each episode, there is a full craft tutorial to follow along with featuring real kids, with activities ranging from DIY musical instruments, to jewelry, to forts, and beyond. I love the creative nature of the show, and the kids have a blast following along with the craft tutorials at the end. Each craft is easy enough for small children to follow, and materials are usually simple items that we already have around the house.
It came out last year on Amazon Prime, so it is free with our membership which is great! Season 2 will be released on September 16th, featuring 11 brand-new, two-part episodes with 24 live action craft segments and some well known celebrity voices. We will definitely be tuning in, but for now, check out our adorable no-sew felt crowns!
These are one of our all time favorite crafts to make, and they are perfect for toddlers all the way up to big kids! You only need a few supplies, and with the exception of hot glue, kids can do it all themselves! Here is what you need:
- Felt sheets in your choice of color
- Pen to draw your pattern
- Jewels, stickers, embellishments, glitter, and more for decoration
- Hot glue gun (the quick option) or craft glue (the slow option)
To make these, all you need to do is cut out a crown shape from each felt piece, using two pieces for each crown. You can find templates on the internet, or freehand like I did – either way will work. Once you have your crown shapes, cut them out, glue one side together, and then measure it on your child’s head to find the best fit. Mark it, cut off the extra, and glue the other side so that you have a circle. I use hot glue for this first step because it is quick, but if you want to let the kids do that part, then any craft glue will do.
Once your crown has taken shape, go ahead and decorate it! This step is where the craft glue comes in, because the kids love making their own crowns.
After that, let your crown dry for bit and they are ready to wear! Kaia wanted jewels on hers, but Judah preferred less shiny decorations like google eyes, letters, and fabric flowers. Aren’t they adorable?
This craft was super easy, and a great way to spend some time together doing some thing fun. Want more craft ideas? Tune in to Creative Galaxy season 2 on Amazon video and have a blast! Also, check back later this week for another great kid friendly craft inspired by the series. Here’s a sneak peek: