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Olive crowns made from olive tree leaves were awarded to winners when the Olympics first began back in 776 BC!
Make some Olympic paper crowns (unless you have access to olive trees!) to offer the audience.
- Construction/kindergarten paper in olive green and yellow.
- Scissors, glue, stapler.
- Download ‘leaves’ template.
- Trace and cut out a few dozen leaves in green and yellow.
- Cut strips of construction paper measuring approx 65 cm (12 inches) and 4 cm (1 inch) in width. Verify the correct length by measuring each person’s head and cutting the strip an inch longer for fastening.
- Staple the ends of the strips together to form the crown base.
- Glue leaves close together on the crown base. Two rows of green leaves and one of yellow etc.
- Be generous with glue but be careful not to glue the tops of the leaves
- Allow to dry. Bend the tops of the leaves slightly backwards.
Note: If you have olive tree branches just twist them onto florist wire to form a crown.