Gold crown from Afghanistan
Make this paper crown inspired by an ancient gold crown from Afghanistan.
The real crown was found in the tomb of a nomadic woman from the 1st century AD. It is made of different pieces so that it could be folded away when its owner was travelling. In 1989, staff at the National Museum of Afghanistan hid the crown so that it did not get destroyed during many years of war.
You can make this crown out of paper but there is also another version using beads.
How to make
1. On your piece of paper draw around a plate and cut out to give you a circular piece of paper.
2. Cut the piece of paper in half.
3. Roll the paper to make a cone. Fold the cone so the paper is divided into thirds.
4. Using the scissors carefully cut bits out of your paper – making sure you don’t cut away all the folds (or it will fall apart!)
5. You can fold the paper and cut again if you want to have a more fancy pattern.
6. Take a strip of card big enough to go around your head and stick your cut out to the band.
7. Glue or sticky tape the back of your band and your done.
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