Thursday, June 17, 2010

crowns for the forest spirits

We were out in the garden, trimming the trees, and we had so many nice leaves laying around the yard. After collecting a big pile of them, I decided to make the neighborhood girls some crowns made of the leaves!

The crowns will not last long, but they only took a few minutes to slap together. Here is what I did: I took a piece of construction paper (newspaper or scrap paper works fine) and cut it into one to two inch strips. I stapled two pieces together longways to make a ring, fitting it to each child's head. Then I took the leaves and stapled them one by one onto the paper ring, mostly pointing down, but in slightly different directions. These crowns could easily be made with flowers, fall leaves in bright colors, or even feathers!

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