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Woven Leaf Plates

Woven Leaf Plates
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arjun Submitted by: arjun

Create a woven plate made of natural materials.

30 minutes
36 - 60 months
Group size
0 - 8 tots


  • Broad leaves (Birch, elm,oak, maple)
  • Broom twigs or toothpicks


  1. Place two broad leaves closely together with edges slightly overlapping.
  2. Connect the two leaves together using a broom twig or toothpick. Insert one end of the broom twig or toothpick through both leaves. Push broom twig or toothpick about 1/3 of the way through both leaves. Then, poke broom twig or toothpick back through both leaves.
  3. Place another leaf on the edge of the joined leaves and repeat step 2 to connect.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until desired shape and size is reached.
For younger children, attach the leaves together using the broom twigs or toothpicks. Let kids assist in collecting and positioning leaves.
For older children, demonstrate the process and encourage them to complete the activity on their own or with minimal assistance.

Developmental skills