Make Your Own Autumn Crown!

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I’m back! I’ve had a bit of an enforced blogging break due to lack of Internet. But we have been very busy at home enjoying the autumnal weather!

Adult and child wellies splashing in a puddle.

Early this week we went for a stroll to our local park with the aim of collecting some of the different leaves that we saw along the way. We don’t have a printer, so before we left, I drew a few of the leaves that we might find as a simple treasure hunt for T. I kept it simple, drawing oak, horse chestnut, sycamore and ash.

various leaves including oak, sycamore, birch, horse chestnut and some conkers.

We found lots of leaves as well as some conkers.

Later in the week we made some tissue paper leaves using the same method that I used to make Easter egg sun catchers back in March. I have to say that this had a similar response to when we did it at Easter. T find the sticky-back frustrating as often it ‘catches’ the tissue before she’s ready! So I did quite a lot of it. But she enjoyed them when they were done, proudly telling my husband when he got home, “Look what I made!”

We also had a go at some printing this week. I drew some leaf outlines in some polystyrene (cut up pizza packaging!). I demonstrated to T how to paint them, covering the whole leaf, and she printed them on paper.

Image of polystyrene tile, and orange printed oak leaf on paper.

I loved how the oak leaves came out!

At the end of the week we combined our three activities by making an autumn crown. I cut out her prints and some leaf shapes from the tissue, and T attached them to a cardboard headband. We then glued this to create a crown. Ta-da!

Craft materials set up and ready to go - leaves, prints, tissue leaves, card, scissors and glue.

The finished Autumn crown

What have you been getting up to this autumn?

MBFSL
Single Mum Speaks

 

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9 Comment

  1. Oh, thats such a cool crown! We did one last year but it wasn’t that good. Ours was just leaves. What a great way of bringing the the activities together and keeping the interest throughout the week. I shall have a go at this over this half term week! Thanks for linking up to the first ever #MBFSL

    1. beccatooth says: Reply

      Thanks! Although I was just admiring yours from the pic in your post. Yours actually looks like a crown! We also did some leaf rubbings but they didn’t make it onto the crown

  2. Oooh I love the crown – I’m going to make that with my daughter this week. Also a genius use of a pizza base – I always look at them and think they should come in useful. I might save that idea for Christmas card making (sorry I mentioned the C word). Thanks for linking up to #schoolsout.

    1. beccatooth says: Reply

      Yes…I’ve been thinking the printing may be repeated nearer Christmas!

  3. I love all of the different ideas! We made a crown too, just by threading some leaves onto a willow branch. Leaves are amazing aren’t they, so pretty and so versatile! #MBFSL

    1. beccatooth says: Reply

      Aaah, yes I really wanted to make a willow crown but didn’t have any willow handy! I love how they look though!

  4. Fab idea! We have seen quite a few kids out collecting leaves but I wo be clueless about what to do with them. This looks nice and simple. Thanks for linking with #SchoolsOut

    1. beccatooth says: Reply

      We are slowly gathering piles of leaves in our house now! I’m going to have to start taking them back outside while T sleeps. Thanks for hosting!

  5. Jess says: Reply

    This looks like so much fun! I love the idea of seasonal crafts for kids 🙂
    #MBFSL

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