For as long as I have known Faye she has loved to dress up. She has everything from princess dresses to doctors outfits to superhero capes. She likes to make herself into something new and use her imagination to pretend play, and I love to watch her do it. It amazes me how the simplest things can make her little heart so happy. With July 4th being this month, we have been talking a lot about our country and its history. One thing that has come up often is Lady Liberty. Faye has had lots of questions about this amazing monument and I did my best to answer them all! Then it hit me, how would she like to become Lady Liberty? The craft ended up being so fun to make and then she had just as much fun pretend playing! You could even keep this costume in mind for Halloween!
4 paper plates
Green and orange paint
Toilet paper roll
First, cut out the bottom of each paper plate and save the little pieces to use for the spikes later on!
Next, cut out the center of each paper plate and save these pieces to use for the torch!
Choose one of the paper plates to be the crown. Then, paint that piece and all four of the little pieces from step 1, green. Set aside to dry.
While those pieces are drying, you can paint the base of the torch (the toilet paper roll) green and then set it aside to dry.
Once the little pieces of paper plate are dry, cut each of them in half horizontally to create the spikes on the crown. Tape 7 spikes going around the outside of the crown. And then the crown is finished!!
Use the leftover pieces from step 2 to cut out a few different flame shapes, then paint each one orange.
Once the painted flames are dry, fold each of them in half vertically.
Cut little slits around the top of the toilet paper roll and slip your flames into the slits one flame at a time. Use tape if needed.
Then put on the crown and hold up your torch and play away!