A laurel wreath is a type of headband that was common in Ancient Greece and has since become a symbol of victory, honor and triumph. Laurel wreaths were worn by Olympic athletes and Roman commanders, and they are still considered a status symbol today.
Creating a wreath from paper is an easy craft that can be completed with a few inexpensive supplies. It’s also a great way to show your love of the Olympics!
Make a Laurel Wreath from Paper
First, draw a laurel wreath on a piece of paper. You can use a template or just make your own design.
Next, cut out your leaves with scissors. You’ll need about 35 leaves for the crown. You can also precut leaves for older children, or let them trace the pattern onto their own paper and cut out.
After the leaves are glued on, you can add a headband to complete the look. This will help you keep your crown in place while wearing it.
You can also use a wire hanger instead of wrapping the wire around your head. This will save you a lot of time, because you won’t have to worry about it slipping off.
The easiest way to create a laurel wreath is with bay leaves, but you can use other types of leaves as well. If you’re looking for a more intricate design, try making one out of felt.
To make your own felt laurel wreath, follow these simple steps: 1.draw a leaf shape with a flat base on normal paper; 2.trace the outline on green felt using a white marker; 3.cut out the leaves.
Once the leaves are cut out, glue them to a piece of foam board or construction paper. The wreath should be about 2″ wide. You can also add a paper clip on each of the leaves to hold them in place while they dry.
This project is a great activity for kids to do during VBS! It’s a fun way for them to learn about Ancient Greek culture and how they celebrated their victories.
For this activity, you will need a green foam sheet, a paper plate and some glue. You will also need scissors, and a glue bottle to help you assemble the wreath.
The kids can glue the leaves in different patterns, or they can make each leaf point upwards. You can also have them color the leaves with green or red marker. Once they have the look you want, you can tape the ends together to form a crown.
You can also use a pipe cleaner for this project and twist it to the end of the wreath to make a headpiece that looks like a laurel crown!
This is a fun craft that will make kids feel like they are an Olympian! Designed for use with the Athens VBS theme, this activity will teach kids how to wear and use a laurel wreath.