Mom Makes A Crown Out Of Fall Leaves With Her Kid. Looks Great And Costs Almost Nothing!

By on October 20, 2014

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When it hands you leaves… makes a leaf crown!

Linda McGurk shares how you can make a leaf crown with your kid using fall leaves. It’s a fun activity to do with your kid while learning about nature and science.

Here’s how to do it (as instructed in

Craft: Leaf Crown

Best age range: 2-6

Location: Any place with leaves


  • Leaves, feathers, flowers, seed pods etc
  • Card stock paper or regular paper folded
  • Measuring tape
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to do it:

Take your child on a nature walk and collect the items he or she would like to use for the crown. Measure your child’s head and cut the paper in a 2″-3″ strip to fit around the head. If you only have letter-size paper, you’ll need to staple a couple of sheets together to make the band long enough (be careful with staple wires, though). A thicker card stock paper is ideal. If you only have regular paper, fold it three times. Put the band down and let your child lay out the leaves and other items on top if it the way he or she wants it.

Fall Leaf Crown

Fall Leaf Crown (photo by

Linda McGurk is a writer and photographer in the US who loves spending time in nature with her two young daughters. Read more about her at

About Lance Miller

I am an educator by heart and a digital marketer by profession. I teach kids how to read and how to do maths. I search the web for different creative ideas to help parents teach their children.