Autumn Leaf Crowns Tutorial
No glue, no scissors, no tape, no mess! Just go outside!
First, play a game with your kids gathering the leaves. You will need a pretty big pile, depending on how many crowns and how big their heads are, and the size of the leaves. Choose a variety of shapes and sizes, and try to pick out one special leaf to use for the front. I like to choose a taller, more colorful one for the front of the crown.Look for leaves that haven't dried out completely. If they are too crunchy, they will fall apart and will not be usable. Look for leaves that can bend in half without breaking. Some of the ones I used in these photos were a little too dry, but they still worked out.
Now, take your leaves and remove the stems. Set these aside; do not throw away, as you will need them later!
Next, you will bend the very bottom of the leaf behind itself. Bend only about 1/4th of the leaf, keeping the rest standing up tall. Take another leaf, do the same, and then layer it inside of the first leaf, kind of like putting together a taco!
Now, use the stem from the leaf to pierce through both layers of leaf. You are basically "sewing" the leaves together with the stem. From the back of the leaves, poke the stem through across what will be the front of the crown, then poke another hole to the back and leave it there.
Continue these steps until you have a chain long enough to circle around your head.
When you are done, close the circlet by "sewing" the two ends together with a stem, just as the rest of the crown is.
I hope I've inspired you to run outside and enjoy the beautiful weather and to do a craft with your little ones! Have fun, and thanks for reading!
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