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Butterfly Paper Crown

Butterfly paper crown in two colours

Colour and construct this beautiful butterfly paper crown – the perfect dress-up tiara for a summer’s day.

Believe me when I tell you that any paper crowns are very popular in this house.

As a parent, I love them too. After all, paper crowns do double duty – they’re both a craft activity to colour and make as well as something to wear when you’re finished.

Paper crowns of all varieties are pretty popular in our house. But with summer well and truly in full swing, today’s paper crown in adorned with flowers and butterflies.

If you think your child would like to colour and make their own butterfly crown, you can find the crown printables over on The Craft Balloon’s Etsy store.

What you will need

The nice thing about paper crowns is that you don’t need too many supplies to make them. (Plus, as kids’ crafts go, it’s really not too messy and chaotic to make them).

All you’ll need to make this crown is:

  • colouring pencils (or markers)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • tape

The printable template is included in both a colour version and in a black and white version:

The colour version is ready to just print off, glue and wear!

The black and white version is perfect if your child wants to decorate their own and choose their own colour scheme.

How to make your butterfly crown

Step 1

Your first step is to print off the butterfly paper crown template.

I would recommend printing onto cardstock rather than paper. (I swear by card stock of weight 176g/m2, which we use all the time for crafts. It’s not too thick, but it’s thicker than paper. It’s easy to fold, not too expensive and, most importantly, it doesn’t jam the printer).

Step 2

Next, it’s time to colour their paper crown as well as the two long band strips too.

Here’s where your child gets to be creative and choose the colour combinations for their crown. Go pretty and subtle with soft pastels, or go big and bold with bright, vibrant colours. The choice is entirely theirs.


Step 3

Once coloured, cut out the butterfly crown as well as the two long strips for the band.

Depending on your child’s age, you may need to help them with the cutting.


Step 4

Next comes the assembling of the crown.

On each long strip for the crown’s band there is a dotted line. Fold each band along this dotted line.

Crown side band folded along dotted line.

Next put glue on the stripey part of the strip that says ‘glue’. We used extra strong glue stick which works well.

Stick the glued area to the back of the crown like so:

Do the same for the other band on the other side of the crown.

crown paper strip glued to front of butterfly crown.

Step 5

Now the crown is all stuck together, the final step is making it the correct size for your child’s head.

We used tape for this last part.

Bring the two ends together and if there’s a lot of overlap, trim the bands slightly.

The wrap a piece of tapes around the two bands to hold it in place.

Finished butterfy paper crown (side view)

And you’re done!

I hope you liked these summery butterfly crowns. If you want to create these at home, you can purchase the printable template in our Etsy store here.

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