Monday, December 6, 2010
Crowns and Wands
I purchased a wonderful file from Lindsay on MyGrafico. You can find the file here. I must admit that I never would have thought to purchase this file for a children's project. The file really is very "Ooh La La". It is bras and bustiers and all that with this crown in the middle. I'm glad I saw past the way it was laid out. I would have been disappointed if I hadn't seen the potential crown for the little ones.
OK, I realize this isn't the cutest thing you have ever seen. It isn't incredible but the kids LOVED them. They wore them every day for the entire week. In fact, I was afraid the Wonderkid would have a fit if we didn't bring his home on the plane.
One not of caution, the crown is laid out so it could have combs hot glued to the end. I didn't want to do that with the little ones so I ended up using a piece of paper and taping it to the ends. If I had been smart, I would have taken the scraps and made a piece for the back so it could go all the way around the head.
I called this "gangster-style". This was after wearing the crowns for 4 days. I'm amazed at how well they held up.
I don't have a picture of the wands but we used two stars for each of them. They were only about an each across. I used Scotch Quick Dry adhesive to attach the ribbon and the stars to a pencil. The little ones added gems to match their crowns. The best part was the Wonderkid running around yelling "abba cadabba".
So, if you need a quick, easy project to do with multi-aged little ones I definitely recommend this one. It was a bigger hit than I ever could have hoped.