26th April 2011 – Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
To celebrate the Royal Wedding, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens organised a party to celebrate it.
There were lots of fun activities to participate in from crown making to colouring in paper plates. It was an incredibly busy day, and loads and loads of kids came along to join in the party/activity day.
The volunteers were in charge of handing out crown parts (red or blue strips, card and tissue paper) and we were also responsible for fixing the paper parts together after the kids had decorated them with stickers, glitter and pens. I think the crowns looked really nice once they had been put together.
To make a crown:
- Decorate the red/blue strips and cross them over in the centre
- put a dab of glue in the centre of the strips to hold them together, and at each end of the strips and attach to a circle of tissue paper
- cut a strip of card to the size of your head and staple the ends together into a circle
- attach the tissue to the inside of the crown using tape
There was also ring making, which I was in charge of; I had to cut out a strip of gold card for each child which they then decorated with a big plastic gem stone and a row of stickers to imitate Kate Middletons engagement ring.
There was also lots of colouring sheets for younger children to enjoy or they could make a commemorative plate using stickers of Kate and Wills.