Today we woke up to a beautiful sunny morning. After the grey, cold weather of late I knew I wanted to spend this morning outside. In a perfect act of fate I had already made plans to meet a friend in our local woodland. My friend is a child minder and she’s passionate about getting her children outdoors as much as possible. She’s found a wonderful play area in the woods built nearly entirely out of wood so we arranged to meet there.

We arrived before my friend so Wonder Girl and I spent a good ten mins sitting and listening to birdsong. Wonder Girl was enchanted by their singing and only occasionally spoke to indignantly say “noisy birds” in her cute toddler voice.

birdsong

 

My friend soon arrived and she’d brought with her a craft activity which Wonder Girl and all the other children really enjoyed. I asked if I could share it on my blog.

How To Make A Woodland Crown:

You will need to cut circles of cardboard and fit them to the children’s heads. Then attach double sided sticky tape all around the crown.

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Send the children into the woods to collect things and stick them to the tape on the crown. The wonderful thing about this is that it’s a craft that suits every season. The crowns will reflect the seasons with their content.

How To Make A Woodland Crown