This nature inspired project is for a group and would make a perfect pening activity at a birthday party. We will be creating crowns decorated with assorted flower petals and leaves. Extend this activity by beginning with a walk to collect your materials and end it with a garden tea party or picnic!
What you will need:
*assorted flowers and leaves
*large tray (optional)
* paper bag or Kraft paper
Have your child dissect the flowers by gently pulling apart all of the petals. Suggestion: consider sorting by color and size.
While they are engaged in their work, cut two strips of paper that equal the length of your child's head circumference plus 2 inches and are 1 inch wide. Suggestion: cut a side of one piece to be be a decorative crown top with a triangle repeat.
Cut a piece of duct tape equal in length to your paper strips. Lay it sticky side up on your work surface. Carefully adhere the strips along the top and bottom edge of the tape.
Have your child embellish his/her crown with collected bits from nature.
Fit crown to head and attach with one more small piece of tape.
Cut a piece of tape to fit loosely around the wrist: sticky side out.
Decorate as you did for the crown.
Invite your garden royalty to tea!