(Goblin is 24 months)I have been collecting leaves because they are so pretty this time of year. I often collect leaves and press them but I'm usually at a bit of a loss as to what to do with them. I found an excellent post on Sun Hats and Wellie boots with loads of ideas of things to do with autumn leaves. I instantly pinched the idea of laminating them so they last longer.
For the time being I am just using them as a window decoration, but when I get bored of having them there I will cut them up and use them as counters, or for size and colour sorting.
It turns out I wasn't the only one collecting leaves. When my mum came to visit for Goblin's birthday she brought some amazing vine leaves in beautiful colours. And she brought with her an idea of how to use them. She said she'd seen a little girl in a buggy wearing a crown and as she got closer she saw it was made of autumn leaves.
Vine leaves are quite floppy, so I pressed them in a heavy book and then hit the laminator. I stuck the leaves to the sugar paper band using double sided tape. The result is fantastic. Another addition to our growing dressing up box of hats.
I'm going to share this idea on the It's Playtime community, every toddler needs a crown!