Like many, one of my favorite parts of the fall season are the bright colors. I love the yellows, oranges and reds on the trees and leaves that fall to the ground. Our neighborhood has several tree lined streets and on our walks we usually come home with quite the collection of leaves.
We love to use them in our arts and crafts projects, but unfortunately after a couple of days, the leaves begin to wilt and change colors. This year, I decided I would make them last by color photocopying a few so they could be used time and time again. And as Thanksgiving in the United States is approaching, our first project to attempt were glittery leaf crowns. You see I am one of the lucky ones that gets to celebrate both the Canadian and American holiday!
The crowns are perfect for a rainy day or can keep the kids occupied when you are trying to get Thanksgiving dinner ready. They can then wear their creations at the dinner table. Below you can find the instructions for the easy and colorful hats.
STEP 1: COLLECT THE SUPPLIES
The supplies needed are:
- 8.5″ x 11″ Craft Paper Cut into Strips
- Glitter Glue
- Colored Leaf Printable
STEP 2: STAPLE THE PAPER STRIPS
Take two of the craft paper strips and staple them together, making one long strip.
STEP 3: CUT OUT AND GLUE DOWN LEAVES
Cut out a selection of leaves. Glue them to the long strip.STEP 4: ADD GLITTER
Add glitter to the top of the leafs, using glitter glue.
STEP 5: DRY AND ASSEMBLE
Let the glue and glitter dry for a couple hours. Once it is no longer wet, staple the ends of the long strip together to make the crown. Enjoy!