Creating an autumn wreath – a simple preschooler craft

Autumn is such a beautiful time of year. I love all the colours of the leaves on the trees and finding acorn cups and shiny conkers. We’ve collected quite a few pretty leaves when out and about ready for crafting. When this month’s #BostikBlogger craft box arrived with some fabric leaves in pretty autumn colours, I thought we’d combine them with the ones we’d collected for a simple autumn wreath craft.

 

An autumn wreath made with colourful leaves, acorns, conkers and a pine cone - "Creating an autumn wreath - a simple preschooler craft"

 

You will need:

  • Cardboard (we used an old box)
  • Leaves (you can use fabric ones, real ones or a mixture of the two)
  • Conkers, pine cones and acorns
  • Raffia or string
  • Glue (we used Bostik White Glu)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • A plate or circular object to draw around

 

A plate. pencil, scissors, Bostik White Glu, autumn leaves, conkers, pine cone and raffia on top of a large piece of cardboard

 

1) Draw around the plate to make a large circle on the cardboard and cut out.

 

2) Draw a smaller circle inside the larger circle. You can either do this free hand or use a smaller plate.

 

3) Cut out the smaller circle, leaving the outer ring intact.

 

The cardboard ring cut out

 

4) Use the glue to stick leaves, conkers and acorns all around the cardboard ring. Leave to dry, preferably overnight.

 

Sophie glueing leaves on to the cardboard ring

 

5) Make a hole at the top of the finished autumn wreath. Thread some raffia or string through to make a hanging loop and hang it up.

 

The top of the autumn wreath with the hanging loop made from raffia

 

Sophie loved this craft. I cut the cardboard ring out for her and then she glued the leaves, conkers, acorns and “fairy hats” (acorn cups) on by herself. She was very happy with the finished result. It looks very pretty hanging outside our front door.

 

Sophie putting the finishing touches to her autumn wreath

 

We were sent a box of craft materials from Craft Merrily as part of being a Tots100 #BostikBlogger

 

 

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18 Comments

  1. October 10, 2017 / 6:41 am

    Aw these look adorable. We have been making them on the farm using paper plates with the centre cut out. Autumn is so perfect for nature crafts. #TwinklyTuesday

    • Louise
      October 10, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      I thought about using paper plates but I always struggle to get things to stick well on them. Hope you have more success with yours in activity hour!

  2. October 10, 2017 / 11:56 am

    Oh, that’s beautiful! My girls would love to have a go at it, they love collecting leaves and making things from them.
    Nat.x

    • Louise
      October 10, 2017 / 10:12 pm

      Thank you Nat, it was a lovely way to use up some of the “treasures” the girls have been collecting 🙂

  3. October 10, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    That’s beautiful.
    Might get Cerys to make one

    • Louise
      October 10, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Thank you Donna 🙂

    • Louise
      October 16, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Thank you – they’re fun to make 🙂

  4. October 11, 2017 / 10:45 am

    Oh this looks amazing! What a great idea:) thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • Louise
      October 16, 2017 / 9:16 am

      Thank you Lisa, lovely to link up again 🙂

  5. October 11, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    Love the pictures of your little ones. I loved doing crafts with mine when they were young. Great idea/post.
    Xo Jonet

    • Louise
      October 16, 2017 / 9:16 am

      Thank you Jonet 🙂

  6. October 11, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Such a fun idea for kids. Your little girl is adorable. If you get a chance I would love for you to stop by and link up your wreath to my More the Merrier link party. The first one will be this Monday the 16th. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

    • Louise
      October 16, 2017 / 9:17 am

      Thank you Jamie 🙂

    • Louise
      October 16, 2017 / 9:19 am

      Thank you Manny, it is such a lovely simple craft 🙂

  7. October 23, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    This is really sweet! Love the colours of the leaves! #twinklytuesday

    • Louise
      October 23, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Thank you, it was fun to make 🙂

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