My girls just love the Fancy Nancy books, who wouldn’t love a girl who makes life a little “fancier?” I was thinking of a fun craft to do with my girls and came up with this:
These would be fun to make at a birthday party or playdate! all you need to do is cut the mask, crown and stars ahead of time (I used my Cricut and SCAL software, the star is in the basic shapes menu and the mask is from my Masquerade SVG set and the Crown is from my Ooh La La SVG set) out of metallic poster board or cardstock then put out glue dots and embellishments out and let the girls have fun decorating them!
I used inexpensive embellishments I found at the Dollar Tree and other discount stores: rhinestones, metallic pipe cleaners, feathers, ribbon and faux pearl strands. I recommend also having glue dots on hand for the kids to use so they can wear their creations immediately!
To begin I loaded my 12×24 mat in my cricut, you can get 3 crowns 6 masks and 6 stars from one 12″ 24″ piece of poster board. You can get foil covered board too but you might need to order it online. Dollar stores also have poster board so check there first! You need to cut the board down to fit your mat, arrange the SVG files so they do not waste much paper and cut.
For the crown simply let the kids glue on rhinestone, sequins, trim (or whatever you like!) then wrap it around their head and tape it to fit when everything is dry.
For the wand wrap ribbon around a bamboo skewer and glue the ribbon at each end. Place a blob of hot glue (grownups only please) on one of the die cut stars and stick the pointy skewer end in it and cover it with the other die cut star. Let the kids add sparkles to the star.
The mask is super fun because they can hang it on their wall as a decoration after the party. Glue feathers on the mask from the back and decorate the front as desired. You can add a strap of elastic (get the cloth coated elastic cord made for jewelery making or narrow sewing elastic for this) to each side so the kids can wear the mask. Their hands will need to be free so they can wield the wands you know 🙂
Have fun with this project! The SVG die cuts I used are available for purchase at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff, they come with printable templates too so you can still make them even without a cricut.
This project qualifies for the following challenges: AI Factory (die cut), Crafts and Me (glitter), Crafty Purple Frog (sparkle), Gingersnap Creations (haute couture) and Tiffany Doodles (anything but a card)
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!