Top UK blogger Rebecca from Meadow Daisy shares her outdoor autumn inspired craft ideas with us. See how to make her autumnal leaf wreath here.
I love so many things about autumn, it's my favourite season for sure. For me, there's nothing better than getting wrapped up and taking a long walk in cool, crisp air and experiencing everything that this beautiful season has to offer. There's so much colour out and about at this time of year, it has really inspired our craft sessions at home and given us lots to work with! On our walks recently we've been collecting lots of pretty leaves, twigs and other interesting bits to add to our craft box at home. With an abundance of autumn leaves out there at the moment, my little girl has been having a blast looking for different shapes, colours and sizes whenever we go out. One of our favourite things to make together at home are these super easy leaf wreaths. With extremely minimal preparation, your toddler will love assembling the wreath and exploring different textures and colours at the same time! Here's what you need:
- A sheet of sturdy card (or a paper plate)
- Double sided sticky tape
- A collection of clean, dry leaves
- To prepare the wreath simply cut a large circle from a piece of card and cut a smaller circle in the centre so that the frame is a couple of inches wide. If you're using a paper plate just cut a circle in the centre in the same way!
- Use a pen to poke a hole and thread your ribbon or twine and knot it at the back to create a hanger.
- Attach a piece of double sided sticky tape to the back of each leaf and remove the backing so that the leaves are ready to be stuck down.
- After this you can let your child stick down all the leaves. The more leaves used, the better! Let them have fun exploring layering and playing with the leaves as they go along. This keeps my little girl entertained for ages!
- Once you're done, find somewhere to display and admire it! Super easy!
See our Cooking & Craft section for lots more super fun activities to do with Muddy pups here!
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