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How to Make a Basic Crown


This is a tutorial on how to make a wonderful looking golden crown. It is inspired by and reminiscent of what you would see in The Little Prince or Where the Wild Things Are.

It symbolizes the basic simplicity and beauty of a crown.

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The competed crown

Materials and Tools Needed

The materials


  • Cereal box cardboard or scrap cardboard from recyclables
  • A pencil, a pen, an eraser
  • Scissors and/or an X-Acto blade (for finer details)
  • A glue gun and backup glue sticks
  • Paper towels- the more the better, at least ¼ of a roll
  • Elmer's glue (optional)
  • A mannequin head (helps but optional)
  • Misc. acrylic craft paints (gold and dark yellow)
  • White priming acrylic paint
  • Mod Podge (matte OR gloss/ spray OR liquid)
  • A ruler or measuring tape
  • A mixing spoon
  • Masking tape
  • A measuring cup
  • A bowl for mixing papier mache mix
  • All purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Water
  • An oven or blow dryer (for speeding up drying times)
  • If using an oven, a nonstick baking sheet


Earn a Certificate of Completion!


If you make this project email me a picture! I will email you a certificate of completion from stormthecastle.com You can print it up and hang it on the wall.





•  Step one is to break down a box and lay it down flat to prepare for step 3.

Measure your head

•  Using a measuring tape or piece of string and a ruler, determine the circumference of your head. In my case, 21.5 inches, which is the average skull size and the measurement of the mannequin head's circumference.












Layout and measure the cardboard

•  (step 3)When you're done, measure out about 21.5 inches on your cereal box cardboard. If your box is a little smaller, don't fret, you can always glue on additions. My box was only 18" long and it worked out great.






Cut excess cardboard

•  Cut off any excess cardboard from the "base" of your crown.








•  Take a pencil and map out the middle of your crown, this will help you decide where the spires go depending on the style of crown you work with.


Draw out your crown

•  Draw the design of your crown out. I used simple classic peaks and valleys.








Cut out the crown

•  Cut it out.










Add an extension if needed

•  Using a toothpaste box, I measured out a strip flush with the width of the ends of the crown. This is to make up for the 3.5 inches missing from the overall length of the design.







GLue it to a round shape

•  Apply hot glue then adhere the pieces together.












•  Using the mannequin head, I wrapped the crown around to see how much excess toothpaste box cardboard I'd need to trim off then marked the point I wished to trim.








•  Trim excess and glue remaining strip to other side of crown. You should have a full circular crown now.










•  I double-secured where I glued in the toothpaste box cardboard with masking tape just to be safe.











•  This part is up to you, but the crown effect won't really be achieved unless the entire thing has peaks all around. I used a piece of scrap cardboard discarded from the original drawing to create the missing spike.











add a spike

•  Fix up the edges and glue the final spike in place using the hot glue gun.


NextOkay, You are doing great! Let's paper mache this crown! Let's continue with the tutorial









The Little Prince

No story is more beloved by children and grown-ups alike than this wise, enchanting fable. The author reminisces about a day when his plane was forced down in the Sahara, a thousand miles from help. There he encountered a most extraordinary small-person. "If you please," said the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And thus begins the remarkable story of the Little Prince, whose strange history he learned, bit by bit, in the days that followed. There are few stories that in some way, in some degree, change the world forever for their readers. This is one.


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