The below is a guest post from Momtastic written and photographed by Brittni Mehlhoff.

Reuse cereal boxes or scrap pieces of cardboard the DIY way, with these clever (and crafty) cardboard crowns for kids. They are perfect for birthdays or everyday playtime. It’s also a great way to get kids involved in craft projects and keep them entertained for hours during the summer months. Want to make your own? Here’s how…

Cereal box
Decorative paper, gift wrap, or patterned contact paper
Glue (optional—use if you decide to use decorative paper or gift wrap)

Step 1: Start by cutting up a cereal box into large, flat pieces. You’ll want these to run the length of the cereal box and then cut down the width to your desired crown height.

Step 2: Next, cut pieces of decorative paper or contact paper (as shown), large enough to wrap all the way around the cardboard, front and back. Cut off excess from the sides, if necessary.

To read more head over to Momtastic for the full instructions by clicking here.


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