6 Royally Good Coronation Themed Crafts and Activities the Kids Will Love
Bunting at the ready folks! Why not celebrate King Charles’ Coronation in style with some cute Coronation crafts and activities the kids are guaranteed to love!
From DIY decorations to homemade accessories fit for any little prince or princess, we’ve got oodles of royally good fun ideas to mark this huge historic occasion. So however you plan to celebrate over this three day bank holiday (yay), get into the royal spirit with these simple but oh so charming crafts and activities the whole family will enjoy.

Brilliant Bunting and Patriotic Paper Chains

If you’re looking to add that special touch to your Coronation celebration picnic or party, there’s nothing sweeter than getting the kids busy making homemade decorations. Bunting is easy enough to make from scratch but if you’re looking for something super simple why not try these free printable templates the kids can colour in themselves. Don’t stop there though - get the kiddos working on their fine motor skills by cutting out paper strips of red, white and blue that they can make into colourful paper chains. If you want your celebrations to go with a bit of a bang then why not give these Union Jack party poppers a try? Simple but effective, they add a lovely burst of colour and are lots of fun to make (and pop) too!

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Coronation Crafts Everyone Will Want to Wear

Homemade crowns are *the* perfect accessory to wear for the Coronation (whatever your age). Surprisingly easy to make, simply choose a design and with brightly coloured card, a selection of stick on-jewels and lots of glitter, let your little royal wannabe craft their perfect crown!

Once the crowns are finished, why not add some extra oomph to your Coronation outfits with these super cute Coronation medals. From designing a crest of arms, outlining the profile of King Charles or other royal themed imagery (think corgi, castle or crown), simply attach the finished design with a red, blue or white ribbon to really rock that regal look!

If you’re joining in with a street party or heading off to watch the parade, why not do it in brilliantly British style with face paint. Try iconic Union Jack face paint or even some royally good glitter tattoos. Jolly good show!

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Fantastic Food for Posh Picnics & Patriotic Street Parties

With any long bank holiday weekend fun and food are firmly at the top of the agenda so what better way to celebrate the King Charles’ Coronation than with a party full of yummy things! From street parties to posh picnics, make it extra-special with some delicious home-baked goodies! Cooking with kids is not only lots of fun but it’s a great way to bring royal inspired food to life. Think quintessentially British themed cakes and treats or Coronation styled cupcakes with lashings of red, white and blue icing! Whip out the posh china, tablecloths and a selection of sandwiches (cut into neat triangles of course), and you’ve got a feast fit for a king or queen! Then, simply get the kids to write a special menu of their Coronation cooking and let everyone tuck in!

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Patriotic Plants and Blooms Fit for a King

King Charles is renowned for his love of the environment so why not plant a tree or flowers to celebrate this big occasion?  Not only is it a wonderful opportunity for kids to learn how to care for seeds or plants, but it’s an activity that will last long after the Coronation has finished. Add some royal themed pebble painting into the mix too, creating a colourful border for your patriotic plants as you watch them grow. Whether you pop red, white and blue blooms in DIY painted plant pots to decorate your doorstep, sprinkle wildflowers in your window box, or have a right-royal tree naming ceremony for your new spruce, adding beautiful blooms and a touch of nature to your activities is something our new King would certainly approve of!

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Junk Modelling Fun with a Royal Twist

Eco-conscious King Charles would surely bestow the royal seal of approval to all recycled Coronation crafts. Junk modelling is not only super for building on STEM learning, problem solving and creativity but it’s a great low-cost activity the whole family can enjoy.

From carboard box castles fit for a king to opulent royal carriages, let little imaginations be inspired by everything regal as you dig into the recycling.

Time Capsule Memories to Last a Lifetime

We love immersing the kids in history and King Charles’ Coronation is a great opportunity to get the kids involved with this big occasion. Why not make a time capsule of this historic moment that your family can open in the future? Collecting memorabilia like newspaper clippings, souvenir objects and items over this special time is a wonderful way to get kids thinking about what to include about this historic event. Encourage the kids to include a letter to their future self and then simply pick a special place to bury the capsule. It’s a Coronation memory to last a lifetime!

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We never need any excuse to get our craft on and King Charles’ Coronation is no exception! Who wouldn’t love some royally good fun that’s also filled with lovely learning opportunities too? From bunting to baking, from creating a terrific time capsule to crafting awesome crowns, being immersed in this little slice of history is oodles of fun. We've also found some fab Coronation display resources (fit for a King!) over on Twinkl's website - definitely worth a look!

If we’ve inspired you to try some Coronation crafting or you’ve got some right royal ideas of your own, then let us know! We’d love to see your photos!
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