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Do you have princesses in your house? I have four princess-loving ladies! Even my “big” kids love playing pretend sometimes. And yes, it’s perfectly okay to play Star Wars and dress up like a princess all in the same morning. “Snow White” randomly showed up at the lunch table today… To extend the dress up fun, my oldest daughter created this beautiful DIY Tiara for her little sisters to use while they play dress-up. No matter the the dress-up occasion this is sure to please! And this tiara super easy to create, so even if you’re not “crafty” you can still make this!
Materials needed for this DIY Tiara:
Hot glue gun
To start, she measured where to put the beads by putting it on one of the girls and marking the headband where the sides of her head were. She was using a child-size headband.
Then, she put hot glue across the top of the headband bit by bit and attached the first row of beads. (I trust her with hot glue and she is always supervised while using it. If you are using it with a younger child, be sure to teach them the importance of not touching the hot glue or the tip of the glue gun.)
Next, she built the two outside loops of beads, by attaching one bead at a time with the hot glue.
She worked her way toward the center keeping the tiara symmetrical as she went. We keep a box full of beads, so she simply selected from those.
Then, she added some larger gems to the front of the crown.
In all, it took her about 15 minutes to create, so if it gets messed up during play time, it won’t be a big deal to fix with a little bit more hot glue.
If your kids love Chuck E. Cheese’s as much as mine, your kids can wear their tiara with their dress-up outfit to Chuck E. Cheese’s during their #Chucktober celebration. Every child who wears a costume to Chuck E. Cheese’s during October will get 50 free tickets! What a fun thing to do! Dress-up and play at Chuck E. Cheese’s! (My daughters would make me dress-up if they thought they would get more tickets…lol!)
My 8-year-old was super distressed before we moved this month because she was concerned that there wouldn’t be a Chuck E. Cheese’s in Cleveland for us to go to for her birthday. I actually got on Google Earth to show her that yes, they did exist and she wouldn’t be deprived of all of her game-playing enjoyment…lol!
Plus, to extend the dress-up fun, parents who post a picture of their child in costume with #chucktober #sweepstakes are entered to win a $250 Visa Gift Card. That’s a pretty good incentive to have a blast and dress-up! As if you needed a reason!
You can get all the official details here at the Chucktober website. Don’t miss out on the fun!