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Royal crafts for boys

The new prince has made a big splash around the world, but with these prince-worthy crafts, you can show your kid that he's kind of a big deal too! From castle crafts to an England flag tie T-shirt, it's easy to catch some of the world's royal fever with your little prince.

Cardboard castle craft

Castle craft

Whether you choose a box big enough for your child or small enough for your youngster's kings, knights and prince figures, a few strokes of the scissors and spray paint are all you need for this easy castle craft.

What you'll need:

  • Cardboard box of any size
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Gray spray paint
  • Black spray paint
  • String
  • Pennies (optional)
  • Glue

What you'll do:

  1. Lay your flattened box on a table and sketch the square blocks you'd like cut out of the top flaps of his castle craft for boys and a drawbridge on the side of the box. Be sure to leave the four bottom flaps of the box uncut.
  2. Next, use the scissors to help your youngster cut out the shapes you've just sketched, but be sure to leave the bottom part of the drawbridge intact so it remains attached to the castle but can still open and shut. Set aside enough scraps to reinforce all of the parts of the lid of the box that need to stand straight up and glue to the back of each "tower."
  3. For those drawbridges having trouble staying open, glue pennies to the top edge of the door to help weigh it down. This is also the time to glue the bottom flaps of your box back together.
  4. Then, take your castle craft outside and apply two coats of gray spray paint on the castle walls and two coats of black on the drawbridge. Allow to dry according to the directions on your spray paint can.
  5. Finally, help your child to poke two holes in the drawbridge and two small holes in the castle walls on each side of the opening. Insert string through the drawbridge up through the castle walls and tie while the drawbridge is down and repeat with other side. Be sure to triple-knot it to ensure the string won't slip back through the holes.
  6. Now your castle craft is ready to protect all of the princes in your child's imaginary land!

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Frog prince craft

Frog prince craft

While the frog prince's fate is left up to a princess with faith, your little man won't have to wait to be kissed to revive royalty with this oh-so-cute frog prince craft! Combining a party blower, cardstock and some gold glitter, your child can embrace his inner frog prince in no time flat.

What you'll need:

  • Cardstock paper
  • Computer graphics program
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Two googly eyes
  • Gold glitter
  • Party blower

What you'll do:

  1. Use your computer to sketch a frog silhouette, making the frog's body green and the eyes white. Next, make an outline of a crown separate from the frog prince but sized to fit your frog silhouette. Print both of your designs and use scissors to cut both the frog and the crown separately. You can also sketch these designs by hand on colored cardstock.
  2. Help your kiddo take the cut-out crown, spread with a medium layer of glue and sprinkle with gold glitter. Set aside to dry.
  3. Next, use scissors to cut an opening where the frog's "tongue" will be before applying your googly eyes to your frog silhouette with glue.
  4. Then, adhere your frog prince's crown to his head with glue and allow about 30 minutes for the whole thing to dry.
  5. Finally, insert the straw of your party blower into the opening until only the "tongue" part is showing. Now this craft for boys is ready for a party fit for royalty!

Crown craft

Prince crown craft

Even if your little prince isn't into the royal bling, you can still crown him prince of nature with a prince craft for kids using leaves, acorns, pinecones and more. The charm of this crown craft is that your son can add any adornments he likes, whether it's Legos, flames, candy or game pieces.

What you'll need:

  • Poster board
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Leaves
  • Acorns
  • Any embellishments of your child's choosing
  • Hot glue gun

What you'll do:

  1. Use the poster board to determine the length of your crown craft and mark with a pencil, leaving a little overlap to secure with glue when you're done.
  2. Placing the poster board flat on a table, use the ruler and pencil to sketch the height you want the crown to be and cut the poster board into a strip.
  3. Next, use the scissors to cut a triangle shape from the top of the crown to form the "valley" between the first two peaks of the craft. Using a pencil and the triangle as a stencil, repeat the pattern along the same edge and cut.
  4. Then, use the hot glue gun to help your child adhere the leaves, acorns or adornments of his choice along the front and peaks of his royal crown.
  5. Once dry, wrap the crown around his head snugly, hold in place with your fingers, remove from his head and secure with glue. Now his prince craft is ready for his royal noggin!

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Flag of England tie T-shirt

Flag of England tie t-shirt

Most kids loathe getting dressed up, but with this England flag craft, your youngster can represent the prince within without the drama that comes with getting kids to put on formal attire.

What you'll need:

  • Iron-on paper
  • Printer
  • Graphics program
  • T-shirt
  • Scissors
  • Iron

What you'll do:

  1. Create a necktie shape on your favorite graphics program and fill with the flag of England.
  2. Next, print your image on a sheet of iron-on heat transfer paper and allow to dry completely.
  3. Then, use your iron to smooth out any wrinkles in the T-shirt you're going to use to transfer the image upon.
  4. Now, cut out your necktie shape from your iron-on paper and place face down on your son's T-shirt just under the neckline where a tie normally would rest.
  5. Following the directions on your heat transfer paper, use your iron to impose your England flag tie onto the T-shirt, allow to cool and remove paper backing and your little prince will be the sharpest kid on the playground!

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