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Age Range: 7-11 | 5-7
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • D & T
  • Maths

How to make a crown

Learn how to make a crown out of card strips

In this practical STEM activity for kids, students will learn about 3D structures within a graphics context. Learners will have the opportunity to use a template to help them cut out the parts for a crown. 
This exercise is aimed at primary school students and could be used as a main lesson activity to teach learners about simple structures made from separate parts. 

Activity: How to make a crown

This is one of a set of resources developed to support the teaching of the primary national curriculum. They are designed to support the delivery of key topics within maths and science. This resource is a structure-making activity which involves using graphics media to make and assemble a crown. Parts of this activity may be challenging to some learners as it requires good manual dexterity. 
Download the activity sheet below for a step-by-step guide on how to construct your own crown using card strips from a template. 
Once students have made their crown, the teacher will discuss the results of the activity with learners and explain how nets are used to make objects and how separate parts are used to make a larger structure. 
What do you think went well? What could be improved?
This activity will take approximately 50 – 80 minutes.

Tools/resources required

  • Glue sticks
  • Coloured card
  • Coloured crepe paper
  • Scissors
  • Paper fasteners
  • Decoration materials

Suggested learning outcomes

By the end of this activity students will be know what a 3D shape is, they will understand how structures are made using separate parts and they will be able to make and assemble a crown structure from card strips.

The engineering context

Engineers use nets to allow them to make scale models of their design ideas. Nets are also used to make almost all the card-based packaging we use. 

Download the free How to make a crown activity sheet below!

All activity sheets and supporting resources are free to download, and all the documents are fully editable, so you can tailor them to your students’ and your schools’ needs. 
The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
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