Ah, yes – the big royal event coming on May, the 6th, 2023: the Coronation of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey, London, with many people already celebrating it with coronation craft activities at home with their young ones.
It’s going to be an exciting event indeed as thousands of folks get glued to their screens, either having celebrations of their own at home or, perhaps, venturing out into the street to attend the Coronation live, if they can.
What better way to teach your children about the Coronation of the King than with coronation craft activities?! Here’s how you can get them excited.
King’s Crown Craft
This is a good one for starters as you can make this relatively simple and straightforward crown shape using construction paper and embellish with sticky paper, stick-on jewels or just draw and colour your very own customised decorations.
These crowns make for some fun and frugal accessories – perfect for dress up and pretend play with your young ones. With coronations craft activities like these, your adorable children can feel like kings or queens for a full day. Watch this tutorial now to get started.
Royal Crown Printable
This free printable can be used to come up with your own paper crown which you and your children can colour yourselves and proudly wear. Not sure how to start your DIY crafting? Follow this link for detailed instructions.
The Queen’s Guard
Wouldn’t adorable little British Guardsmen just look super on your living room table or kitchen counter? There will be lots of those on the day of the Coronation so why not craft miniature ones of your own? When it comes to coronation craft activities, this is a great way to get your child’s creative juices flowing.
Find some toilet rolls and red, black and yellow felt, the sticky-back kind. You can draw the eyes using a pen but you do need to find something fluffy for the hat. If you want to bypass the sticky-back felt altogether, use regular glue.
See full DIY instructions here.
As you may already know, a sceptre is a very important part of the coronation ceremony, and you can definitely make one yourself for your children at home. It’s perfect for using as a dress-up prop.
You’ll need a fair amount of supplies for this one, including washi tape, bubble tea stray, some paint and strong craft glue as well as step-by-step instructions, which can be found here.
Built a Castle
British royalty has always been associated with castles, with the British royal family having ownership to the Windsor, Balmoral and Hillsborough castles. Round up the kids for some DIY castle building using only kitchen paper rolls, toilet paper rolls and a cardboard box.
Coronation Bookmarks to Colour
Coronation bookmarks can be an excellent way to help your children commemorate Kind Charles’ coronation this May. Save them as memorabilia for the big event or gift to a loved one later as a Coronation keepsake.
With the above coronation craft activities, there will rarely be a dull moment in your household before May the 6th!