Halloween is tomorrow and this little lady will be 8 soon! We love Fall and Halloween because it always helps us remember when she made us parents. We made some really cool paper this past week and used it to make a festive kids fall crown!
These crowns can be used for party hats, Halloween or Thanksgiving. We might use our at our birthday celebration this weekend.
This project all started with a fun paint smearing experiment on poster board about a week ago. We used a large poster board and five Fall leaf colored acrylic paints. You only need about a quarter sized amount of each color and to place the paint on the left side of the poster board.
Next, use a fabric squeegee or a piece of cardboard and let your kiddos smear the different colors across the posterboard to create a blending of all the colors. Keep repeating this process until the poster board looks full and colorful. Allow to dry completely.
The colors are so beautiful when dry! We cut out a whole bunch of leaves, some were fully colored and some cut from the edges of the poster board, left a dipped leaf look. We used some of our leaves to make a Fall garland and we used some to hot glue together this kids fall crown. It was really simple but went a lot faster with adult help. If you have time, the kids can do this themselves as well with white glue and it can lay flat to dry.
We started glueing the kids fall crown together at the center and following outward to the left. Returning to the center and then glueing to the right, then sizing the crown around my daughters head and glueing it in place.
I love Fall so much and all sorts of Fall crafting. This project is really good for thanksgiving crafting with your little turkeys! Be sure to check back this holiday season for more Fall and Winter themed crafts. And check out my art videos on Youtube!