How to Make a Statue of Liberty Crown

    CRAFTS CLASSES
    TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY
    by Erica Green

    About the Author

    Erica Green has been a freelance journalist since 2008. She has contributed to the Atlantic Publishing Company, Texas Sports, Confessions of a Homeowner and more. Green is currently pursuing a degree in Spanish, and she tutors English Language Learner students. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas and is a certified middle school teacher.

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    Whether you're celebrating the Fourth of July in style as Lady Liberty or preparing your youngster's next Halloween costume, it won't be complete without this Statue of Liberty crown. You can spend a little one-on-one time with your child working on this inexpensive project and then dress up the Statue of Liberty crown with a torch and a book for a table, and wear a sheet or bathrobe to complete the outfit.

    Things You'll Need

    • Two sturdy paper plates
    • Ruler
    • Paper cutter (or scissors)
    • Craft glue
    • Green paint

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    Cut out the centers of 2 paper plates. Leave a rim about 2 inches wide to serve as the crown. Try the plates on to make sure they fit before proceeding. The crown should fit snugly around the head.

    Draw 7 tall, isosceles triangles on the paper plates' center cutouts using a ruler. Cut out each of the triangles, using a paper cutter to obtain the straightest edges possible.

    Attach the triangles to the crown. Use glue to adhere the triangles around the rim of one paper plate with the vertices (top points) facing outward. Position the triangles side by side with the edges just touching one another.

    Secure the second paper plate with glue, sandwiching the triangles in between. Press and hold in place for a few minutes. Allow the glue to dry completely before proceeding.

    Paint the Statue of Liberty crown with green, non-toxic paint. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly and then enjoy.

    • You can add glitter to make the Statue of Liberty crown glitter.

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