Princess Cape

Princess Cape

DIY cape princesse

Children love dressing up, and they’re often the happiest when their costumes are made up from the strangest things! Okay, so we’ve observed them for a long time and we’ve tried to think like they would. We’ve taken tissue paper, some string and some thick card, and we’ve pulled together a very simple princess cape that they’re all going to love!

This idea was inspired by the fabulous blog By Little Ones, a treasure trove of fantastic creative ideas so that your little ones can get stuck in. We love the blog here at My Little Day, especially as By Little Ones also has creative workshops tailored to your wishes which can be organised for your children’s birthday parties.

HOW TO

  • The printable crown here!
  • Pink tissue paper
  • A piece of card
  • A piece of aluminium foil
  • A reel of wool like this (or any string which is quite thick)
  • A glue stick
  • A stapler
  • A pair of scissors
  • Some felt-tip pens or some colouring pencils

1. Print the crown and get the children to colour it in, then cut it out.

2. Take a piece of the tissue paper and stick the crown in the centre.

3. Take the piece of card and cut out a band measuring 29.7 x 7cm.

4. Crease one side of the tissue paper and staple it to one end of the cardboard band. Do the same thing on the other side.

5. Wrinkle all the tissue paper and then staple it to the top of the strip of card to give it the shape of a cape.

6. Cut out 1m of wool and place it along the band of card whilst leaving out 30cm on each side. Staple the wool to the card band.

7. Turn the cape over and put glue all over the card band. Now stick the aluminium foil from left to right along the length.

8. Turn the cape back over and fold the aluminium foil over the edges whilst sticking it to the other side of the card band.

9. Fold over the edges of the aluminium foil which are poking out while giving them a triangular shape to make the real effect of a cape.

There you have it; your princess cape is ready! She’s going to look perfect for a fabulous birthday party with friends! To make the activity last a bit longer, you can suggest that each child customises their cape with stickers.

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