Letting kids be creative, celebrating the season and using things from nature are three big ticks in our book, but I think we like this idea most because it’s just fun. Just collect a handful of leaves (it’s best with some different sizes and colours) use a strip of paper to make a crown and then start building some height with leaves and tape in place.
Once the kids had mastered the leafy crowns, they moved on to masks. To make them, a big leaf or a couple of smaller leaves work fine, just cut holes to look out of, add some paint if you like and use the stem to hold it up.
“ I loved hiding behind all the leaves. It really became a mask.”
...Or up on the wall
Our last craft was making wall decorations out of our autumn leaves. For this one, we hung a big piece of paper on the wall then let the kids stick on leaves in different patterns. With some of the kids drawings as well we think it turned out to be fun winter wall decoration.