When my girls and I watched trailers for the movie, Oz The Great And Powerful,
they fell in love with the beautiful witch, Glinda, and her magical golden crown.
This craft was perfectly timed to coincide with the release of the Blu-Ray Combo Pack!
They asked if I could make them one for playing dress-up and I knew I had the perfect material in my craft room stash for it -- cardboard coffee cup sleeves!
I always save materials that seem like they would be useful as craft supplies.
The best ones are freebies like colorful plastic lids, nifty jam jars, and in this case,
cardboard drink sleeves. Hoarding recyclables and art supplies goes back to my art teacher days.
Then, I took them outside and covered them with some Krylon Metallic Gold spray paint.
I also spray-painted one of the girls' yellow headbands.
After everything dried, I used my glue gun to attach the corrugated gold cardboard petals
to the headband to form a tiara - just layer the petal shapes.
The girls found some sparkly gems in our beads and I added those as well.
"E" (age10) thought it was pretty nifty.
She's off to explore the magical Land of Oz!
The movie is a bit intense for younger kids, I would recommend it for at least age 10+,
(I'm not letting my 6 year old watch it until she's older - those flying monkeys are scary!)
Oz The Great And Powerful will be available on Blu-Ray Combo Pack and HD Digital.
the land of Oz! Click here for more information.
Pink and Green Mama, MaryLea