Olympic Olive Wreath Craft

Did you know that there were absolutely no medals in the Ancient Olympics and there was only one “winner” (no silver or bronze)??? That winner was crowned with an Olive Wreath (“kotinos” in Greek) after beating the other contenders, which was constructed out of branches from a sacred olive tree close to the temple of Zeus (the false god the Grecians worshipped at the time).

Our construction-paper olive leaves sure aren’t “sacred”, but they’ll suffice for making an Olive Wreath for the heads of our little boys.

Here’s what you’ll need:  green construction paper, a paper plate, scissors, and a glue stick.

1. Cut 2 pieces of green construction paper in half. Fold each of the halves.


 2. Make a leaf design, being sure that the widest end of the leaf ends directly on the fold. If you child is old enough, let him/her cut out the leaves.


3. Fold a paper plate in half and trim about 1-2 inches away from the edge of the plate.




4. Let your child rub some glue on the paper plate ring.


 5. Unfold the leaves and quickly place them on the glue.


All done!





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