Our days have been filled making footprints over our snowy hills here. Just the sound of our soft footprints enjoying the simple silent splendor of this snow season.
Big sister borrows crystal icicles from our eaves to use as princely, pretend sceptors and magic wands. Little sister creates the prince costume. A crown cut from scratch paper, stapled and adorned with crayon-colored jewels. A dark cape of play fabric from the childrens' fabric bin. They've made their own props and are ready for their magical creative play.
A ton of paper play fun and a belly-full of king-size prince-size laughs.
for prince, or princess, play in your home:
1-yard square of fabric for a cape. Whatever you have on hand, or perhaps royal velvet or dark soft silk if you are purchasing.
Supplies for making paper crowns. Paper, sequins, sticker gems, crayons, paint...
Spare chair for a royal throne. Can be draped with regality—a blanket or a yard of cloth will do.
Play food for a royally fancy feast. If it's almost mealtime, serve 'royal' pancakes or 'royal' soup. Add 'royal' to the name of anything you serve and it will elicit smiles of silliness.
Have 'royal' tea (royalty!) together.
No frozen icicles to use as royal sceptors? A stick or a chopstick and a child's eager imagination will do.
instructions for making paper crown ♛ as constructed here by our 6-year-old:
Cut crown shape. Decorate. Cut a strip of paper long enough to wrap around the crown of the child's head. Our daughter had to staple two strips together to make it long enough. Staple ends together to make a loop of paper that will fit over the head like a head band. Staple the decorated crown shape on to the front of this band. Easy, simple, fun play crown. Want your crown to last and last? Cut it out of felted wool fabric instead of paper. Then sew or glue instead of staple. Adorn with beads, ribbons or embroidery.
Also enjoy my posts paper play, nature walk scavenger hunt, the story of pretend play. You can find prince playthings at my favorite websites that sell sturdy, well-crafted playthings: Magic Cabin, HearthSong, imagine childhood, and bella luna toys.