Cindy Crushes Programming: Sun and Stars Crowns
I have been super obsessed with a crown I saw on TikTok. It was super easy and cute and I knew I wanted to make it with the teens. It was called a Sun Crown.I had a good group for this program and here’s a look at what we did.
- Gold spray paint(make sure it works on plastic)
- Zip ties (Various sizes) – I bought a pack on Amazon for a good price
- Sun and stars jewelry pieces you can break and put where you want.
- Sticky small gems
- Glue (try a strong glue)
- Black Plastic Headbands
Before the Program Day Prep: I spray painted the zipties gold beforehand so they were ready to go on the day of the program. I was so lucky because our maintenance person helped me.
Ziptie the zipties to the headband. You can do this any way you want and can even trim them to various lengths. You may want to add some glue. I used e600 and it was hard. Be sure you do a test run and like the glue you are using.
Add your gems. I used this when paint peeled off to cover mishaps. Plus it makes it pretty.
That’s it! It’s super easy, but very eye catching. And great for those tweens and teens who like fantasy, cosplay, or want a great prop for their Insta or TikTok.
Final Thoughts: I loved this craft. It super fun. The teens did a great job. I would make sure you have enough zipties. You do not want to run out of the zipties, it takes more than you might think.
About Cindy Shutts
Cindy Shutts is the Teen Services Librarian at the White Oak Library District in IL and she talks programming every 1st and 3rd Wednesday. You can follow her on Twitter at @cindysku.
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