Ideas inspired by the royal baby

We were overjoyed when we heard the news that Prince Harry and Meghan are expecting their first child together! Get into the royal baby spirit with these quick and easy crafts for kids aged 3+.

1 Paper plate crowns: every prince or princess needs a crown…

You’ll need: paper plates, paint, sequins, glue

First, prep a plate per child. Fold the paper plate into quarters and cut up from the point to the rim (stopping when you reach it). Open out the plate and snip along the folds so you have eight triangles that you can fold up later.

Now, give the plates to your kids so they can paint them. While they dry, let the kids run off steam. Then they can fold up the triangles and stick on sequins, jewels, balls of tissue paper… whatever they like.

2 Straw jewels: just like the crown jewels…

This quick idea entertains kids of all ages. Just snip a bunch of straws into smaller pieces to make beads, and then give them to your kids with string or pipecleaners so they can fashion their own jewellery. We keep ours in a tub to be whipped out any time.  As you can see from the picture, our 2, 3 and 5-year-olds love this!

3 Fork print princes and princesses: a really royal painting…

You’ll need: paper, yellow and/or orange paint, a fork, felt tips

Your children dip the fork in paint, and then press it on the page to create a crown shape. To create a short crown, they just dip the base of the fork.

Once the paint’s dry, your children can doodle princes, princesses and royal animals wearing the crowns.

4 My button family: every family’s a royal family in our eyes…

You’ll need: buttons, a piece of card for each child, glue

  1. Help your children count out buttons for each member of their family.
  2. Now they glue them onto the card and draw a body for each person.
  3. Finally, they decorate a border and hang their portrait with pride.

5 Handprint butterfly card: a gift for someone special (like a new baby prince!)

You’ll need: paint, paper, card, glue, pom-poms, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, plus whatever crafty supplies you have to decorate with

  1. First, kids choose a paint colour and paint their whole hand, then press their hand onto card. Repeat so they’ve got two prints.
  2. They use pom-poms to create the butterfly’s body.
  3. Make two pipe cleaner antennae and glue googly eyes on them.
  4. Then use whatever crafty supplies you have to decorate the butterfly’s wings.