This is a simple craft that suits a Canada and Canada Day theme. It is great for younger kids who are practicing their scissor and pattern skills. It makes a fun activity for kids on Canada Day or a cute decoratie craft.
For a very Canadian maple leaf you can use red and white paper strips, but you can also let your creativity run wild and try out some different colours!
- constrution paper (eg. red and white),
- OPTIONAL: thin cardboard (like a cereal box)
- Cut out several strips of paper out of different colour paper. Cut the strips about 1/2 - 1 inch wide. (They don't have to be perfect, and I even prefer when the paper strips are more unique)
- TIP: Show the child how to hold and safely use their scissors.
- TIP: Make sure to supervise the children while they are using scissors, especially if they are new to scissor practice.
- Print out the maple leaf template.
- Turn the template over so that the blank side of the paper is facing upwards. Glue the paper strips onto the paper in a pattern.
- Turn the template paper back over so you can see the lines of the template. Cut out the maple leaf.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Maple Leaf Template (B&W)