Origami crowns are fun projects to help your children fold, since they make great dress-up props when you are finished. You can use origami paper, scrapbook paper, or wrapping paper to make your crown, as long as your sheets are perfectly square. These origami crown instructions should take about 20 minutes to complete from start to finish.
1. Making a Simple Origami Crown
This origami crown is based on a design featured in Nick Robinson's World's Best Origami. Robinson is a member of the British Origami Society and an accomplished paper folder. His book features more than 100 different models by various origami artists, with projects suitable for all ages and skill levels.
2. Gather Your Supplies
You will need 4 sheets of 8x8 paper to make a child's crown. Start with the white side of your paper face up, then fold into a triangle.
3. Begin the First Link
Fold the triangle in half, making a slight crease to indicate the midpoint.
4. Measure the Top Ridge
5. Measure the Bottom Ridge
6. Create the Other Links for Your Paper Crown
7. Connect the Links of Your Origami Crown
8. Fold a Paper Crown Shape
Carefully fold up the lower edge crease. This will stabilize your crown and allow you to mold it into the circular shape that is needed for your origami hat craft.
9. Make an Easy Origami Crown for Your Child's Friend
To make a crown suitable for your child’s favorite stuffed animal, follow the instructions in this tutorial using 4 sheets of 6x6 origami paper.