Oh yeah we did make a crown out of leaves and it is just as cute as it sounds! I am in love with this activity. And Sam had a good time too!
We gathered leaves. Sam decided to stick to the color red. First poke a hole in the middle of the leaf. The stem of another leaf is then inserted into the hole and you keep doing this to make a chain. Then the stem of the first leaf is stuck through the hole in the last leaf to complete the ring.
The instructions said you might want to use tape and we absolutely did.
I think it turned out adorable. Sam liked wearing it but it was tough to make it a good fit for her head so it didn't stay on very long.
The perfect half an hour activity while we waited for daddy to pull in the driveway.
The Nitty Gritty!
I got this activity from an environmental education curriculum book, "Project Seasons" by Deborah Parrella.
A few more hints about doing this. We used toothpicks to poke the hole to try and keep the holes smaller. We also used tape on every leaf even though the instructions said you didn't have to. With the very non-delicate touch of a two year old I knew that just leaves would not hold up. I would suggest the tape!
The leaves do need to be pretty fresh in order to be flexible and hold up even with the holes being punched. Look for leaves that have just recently fallen. Maple leaves worked really well for us and had great color!
Let me know if you try this out. I would love to hear what other kids think of it!!