Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Recycled Crown Craft Inspired By Oz The Great And Powerful #DisneyOzMovie

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This is the crown I would want to wear on my adventure in the Land of Oz!

 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.

Just look at how beautiful those corrugated inside pieces are?! 
I opened up several sleeves and cut out petal shapes with a pair of scissors. 

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. 

"C" (age 6) looks like she's ready to take an adventure to the Land of Oz. 
Such a serious face.
We added the jewel dangle-thing later (not sure what I'm supposed to call it), 
I just punched a small hole through the cardboard with a sewing needle and tied the beads to the crown. 
Both girls love the crown and it has already been taken into the backyard for some serious fantasy play!

"E" (age10) thought it was pretty nifty.
She's off to explore the magical Land of Oz! 

Here's a close-up of the front and back of the crown. 
You can see how easy it was to layer the cardboard.

The best part about this project was that we had all of the supplies in our house. 
(Yes... I have metallic gold spray paint in my garage - don't you?!) 
This project was quick, easy, and inexpensive.
The longest part was waiting for the spray paint to dry and the glue gun to heat up!

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. 
You can find more information on where to purchase the movie here. 
You could win a @DisneyOzMovie prize pack by pinning your adventure into
the land of Oz! Click here for more information. 

Check out even more great Oz-inspired crafts, snacks, and ideas from my fellow bloggers below!

Pink and Green Mama, MaryLea

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