Tuesday, 15 October 2013

No Sew Autumn Garland

Celebrate the beautiful colours of Autumn with this simple no sew leaf garland. A great fine motor activity which also explores colour, & math.


I used felt scraps leftover from another craft to create these leaves, & as these were being used with preschoolers I cut out the shapes (folding the felt in half before cutting to get a symmetrical shape), but older children could create their own leaves if desired.


To make the threading holes I simply folded each leaf in half & cut two small sections.


We used natural jute garden string to thread on our leaves as this was easy for little hands to manipulate & also held the felt leaves in place. Threading on the leaves helps to encourage fine motor skills & hand-eye co-ordination, plus it's a great opportunity to explore & talk about colours/shades, shape, size, number & repeating patterns. 


Once the leaves have been added to the string the garland is ready to hang up & brighten any area with its beautiful autumnal colours. A super simple activity offering lots of opportunities to learn & discover, & a seasonal decoration that can be used year after year. 


For more leaf activities check out our Laminated Leaves & 3D Autumn Art.

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