Leaf Crown Activity

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Updated on May 28, 2014

Leaves are a playful and abundant material perfect for constructing homemade crowns! Celebrate the fall season this year by showing your child how gorgeous autumn leaves can easily be converted into a majestic crown using a simple fold and weave technique. This is a great introduction into fiber arts and basic stitching, and will encourage your child to make use of the natural materials that surround her.

What You Need:

  • Collection of colorful maple leaves
  • Scissors

What You Do:

  1. Have your child collect a bunch of colorful Maple leaves. Encourage her to find solid leaves without holes and ones that aren't too dry or brittle.
  2. Set aside her favorite leaf for last.
  3. She can now cut off just the tips of the stems from the leaves. This will leave a pointy stem, which is useful for "stitching" the leaves together!
  4. Ask her to fold one leaf vertically in half.
  5. While holding the folded leaf, have her use the stem of the next leaf and weave it in and out, threading it through the folded edge of the first leaf.
  6. Fold the second leaf and slide it so it's overlapped under the first leaf.
  7. Repeat threading the third leaf, and so on until the leaf wreath is the perfect size to fit your child's head.
  8. Connect the two ends the same way, by weaving the stem, to finish the wreath.
  9. Have your child slide her favorite leaf to the front of the crown. Now it's ready to wear!

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