How to make a crown out of paper (no glue needed!)

Feel like royalty with our easy-to-follow tutorial on how to make a crown out of paper.

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Embrace your inner Queen or King with our super-easy guide to how to make a crown out of paper! Create a statement at the next birthday party you attend with this fancy reusable crown. You and the kids can make this paper crown in only a few steps and will only take around 5 minutes to finish! Once you’re done you can decorate or crown however you like, or simply just wear it as is.

To make this paper crown all you need is paper, a pencil, and some scissors – no glue required. You can choose whatever colour paper you like but we recommend choosing the fanciest paper you’ve got to make your crown extra glamourous. We’ve opted for a thick gold paper (thicker paper works better because it is more sturdy, but you can use whatever you have around the house too), but we love that glitzy royal look.

If you are stuck for paper for your crown we have plenty of free printable paper available, check out our free printable papers, there’s something to suit every style from animal printables for a safari birthday party to funky Hawaiian printables – ideal for bbq parties.

Whether you want to know how to make a paper crown for a birthday party, or fancy dress, this easy tutorial will provide everything you to complete the project in 5 minutes! If you loved this papercraft we have plenty more freebies available, try this origami wreath or find out how to make a paper pinecone and take on a new project today. 

How to make a crown out of paper video tutorial:

What you’ll need to make a paper crown:

  • A4 paper 0f any thickness (thicker paper or card may be more sturdy though)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

How to make a crown out of paper step-by-step (with pictures)

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You Will Need

  • A4 paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Total time:

Step 1

Draw spikes on your paper lengthways (as little or as many as you’d like on your crown)

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Step 2

Cut out your spikes

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Step 3

Cut a straight line under your spikes, this will be the bottom of your crown. Use a ruler and pencil to draw a line if you need to.

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Step 4

Cut another strip of paper for the back of the crown (you can make it longer or shorter to fit if needed)

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Step 5

Place the strip on the crown and draw a dot on opposite sides to mark out where the slits will be cut.

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Step 6

Join the dots together to create a line, this will be the line you cut.

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Step 7

Fold the crown on the line you just drew, and cut a slit either side of the fold cutting through where you made the dot.

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Step 8

Pop up the slit you just made and slide the scissors in one end, now you can cut across the line to create the slit.

Do this three more times on each line you’ve drawn and you will be left with four slits.

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Step 9

Fold each end of the strip into a point, this will hold the crown in place.

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Step 10

Thread the strip through the slits you just made in the crown. Going under then up and through the second slit.

The point you folded will catch the other side and stay in place (no glue needed!)

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Step 11

That’s it! Once you have attached both sides of the strip your crown is ready to be adorned! You can wear it as is, or you can go on to decorate it, maybe cutting some gem shapes out of shiny paper, or using stickers to jazz it up.

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We hope you loved the how-to make a crown out of paper tutorial and found it useful. If you loved this tutorial and want to take on more arty projects with your little ones, get inspired with our craft ideas for kids, or if you have pre-school-age children try our crafts for toddlers. If your little ones are big fans of spooky crafts, try these easy Halloween crafts for kids.

If you’re inspired to find a new project for yourself, and want to try out more amazing paper crafts, check out this origami for beginners, the traditional art of paper folding! If you’re a fan paper cutting you might want to try your hand at die cutting (which is paper cutting but with a machine and metal templates) check out our guide to the best die cutting machine