Art Smart

Nature Crowns

Ideal for Preschool/Pre-K, School-Age

A young girl outside playing with rope tied to trees and bushes.

This activity encourages imaginative play, interaction with the natural environment, and spatial awareness.

Materials Needed:

  • Collected sticks
  • Tape (duct, masking, or painters tape)
  • Paint (optional)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Flowers (optional)
  • Feathers (optional)


  1. Go on a walk and collect small sticks.
  2. Apply a long piece of tape FACE UP on work surface.
  3. Add sticks in desired pattern.
  4. Apply another piece of tape FACE DOWN (to sandwich the sticky sides).
  5. Measure to head and connect the back with tape.
  6. Paint or embellish crown as desired (optional).

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