Everybody dresses up for the Beast’s Thanksgiving feast — especially Belle. To complement her holiday gown, she dons a special harvest crown made of colorful pint-size pumpkins and hand-colored acorns. Here’s how your resident princess can follow suit.
Time: 30 minutes or less
What You’ll Need
- Craft or scrapbook paper: 2 shades of orange, light brown or tan, and any other color you like to use for the headband (a gold patterned paper works well for this)
- Brown markers (wide and fine tips)
- Glue stick
- Faux gems
How To Make It
- First, fashion a headband by cutting two 3- by 12-inch strips from craft or scrapbook paper. Fold both strips in half lengthwise (so they are 1.5 inches wide) and glue them together, overlapping the ends a bit to create a single long band. Wrap the band around your child’s head to fit it, and mark where the ends overlap. Remove the headband and glue the ends together.
- Print the template and use the pieces as patterns to cut out the specified number and colors of pumpkin and acorn shapes.
- Assemble the large pumpkin and the two smaller pumpkins by first using the marker to color the stems brown, as shown.
- Then glue the pumpkin mid layers in place.
- Next, glue the top layers in place.
- Now use the wide-tip marker to color the bottom of each acorn dark brown. Then draw criss-cross lines on the acorn tops with the fine-tip marker.
- Glue the pumpkins (with the larger one in the center) to the front of the headband. Add the acorns, positioning and tilting them as you like.
- For a sparkly finish, embellish the crown with faux gems.
Cutting should be done by an adult.