The shiny, jewel-covered crown of a king or queen can be beautiful to look at! Aside from being pretty, why do they wear them?
Nobody knows how long members of royal families have used crowns, but these very special headdresses have been used for many, many generations as symbols, meaning that it shows something to people. Crowns are usually thought of as symbols for honor, skill, and power.
Of course, not all crowns have to be made from gold and jewels; some crowns can also be wreath-like. In some cases in history, a leader might also have worn a special warrior’s helmet (instead of a crown) to show power, honor, and skill. Other items are also sometimes used as a sign of royalty or significance, such as rings, swords, robes, scepters (staffs), and more!
Crown college!It’s easy for you to make your very own make-believe crown!
Use a piece of string to measure around the top of your head, where you would want the crown to fit. Cut the string to this size, and then lay the string down on a piece of cardstock paper and cut the paper to match in size.
Leave the bottom of your crown flat so that it can sit against your head, but cut fancy shapes into the top of it! Decorate it all around using crayons, markers, glue-on fake jewels, pieces of dry macaroni, and more! When you’re done, have a grown-up help you staple the ends together so that it becomes circular, and then wear your crown whenever you dress up as a king, queen, prince, or princess!!
Sources & links
"crown." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica, 2011. Web. 20 Apr. 2011. "crown." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 20 Apr. 2011. Dictionary.com “The Crown Jewels.” The Royal Collection and other collections. The Official Website of the British Monarchy. 20 Apr. 2011