Palm Frond Craft

Make & Wear Palm Fronds

palm frond craft

Palm Fronds are really beautiful I think. The fact that they look just like accordion folded paper makes me want to make some! Also this is a great time of year to accessorize with a little green with Saint Patrick’s Day, the spring equinox, and Easter. Of course this would be perfect for Palm Sunday (April 13th) too! You can use any kind of green paper you have. I used kite paper which is about the size of origami paper but translucent like tissue paper with a waxy, more durable surface. It is really the perfect paper for this! I folded my paper at 3/8 inch intervals which seems like a funny number but 1/2 was a little too wide and 1/4 too narrow. I do have a trick for folding though. Mark your paper once at 1 1/2 inches up from the bottom on both ends and fold to that line (you now have a 3/4 inch fold). Then continue to fold to that line in the same direction. Unroll and create the folds in the other direction (by matching up all the folds in the first direction). Once you have your accordion, carefully cut in half at a steep angle. Then staple and fan out the pointy ends.

Why not make a bunch and pass them out to your fronds!

Ann

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