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Laurel Head Wreath

15 Minutes: 2 and up: Olympics
Olympic Wreaths

Laurel Head Wreath

Olympic Wreaths
An Activity for Preschoolers:

Celebrate excellence with wearable wreaths!

Before You Begin:

Real leaves not required! It only takes a few materials to create these wonderful wreaths. Gather the following: scissors, paper plates, green foam sheets or construction paper, and glue.

Activity Goals:

To create a wearable craft celebrating the origins of the Olympic Games.

Furthermore:

Laurel wreaths have been used as symbols of victory, honor, service, creativity (especially in poets) and academic excellence.


Let's Get Started

STEP 1

Cut a wedge from a paper plate.

STEP 2

Create a wreath the fits each child's head by cutting a large circle from the middle of the plate to create a head wreath.

STEP 3

Starting at one tip of the wreath, glue the leaves in a v-pattern all the way to the back side of the wreath.

STEP 4

Repeat from the other tip, gluing leaves toward the back until the two rows of leaves meet.

STEP 5

Allow to dry, and then enjoy wearing your leafy green wreaths!

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