This Christmas Wreath craft helps usher in the holiday season as a time of laughter, fun, toys, pine smells, cookies and Santa! It is a simple construction with few materials and a lovely result.
- Paper Plate (s)
- Strips of colored paper (red, green, yellow)
- Glue (stick or liquid)
- Hot Glue
- Pipe cleaners (2)
- Embellishments (googly eyes, pom poms, glitter, etc.)
Step 1: In order to provide the circular shape of the wreath, we will use thin paper plates. Using scissors, cut out the middle of the paper plate leaving an “o” shape.
Step 2: You may count your strips or have pre-cut strips which helps develop the wreath. The strips will be looped around the plate. You would need about 15-20 strips depending on the width of the strips. The strips may overlap ever so slightly.
Step 3: Glue one end of each strip around the plate, one at a time, and allow for them to overlap ever so slightly. Once you have glued all the strips, flip the plate over and begin the process again; glue the other end by looping it around the plate. Each strip should appear as a loop.
Step 4: Once all the strips are glued and secured, you then decorate the center of the wreath with the embellishment(s) of choice (pom poms, glitter, or eyes) or do a mix and match of them.
Step 5: Last but not least, make the ribbon for the wreath. Take 2 pipe cleaners and loop the two separately then bring them together and twist them in the middle to create a bow.
Once your wreath is dry, feel free to hang it on your front door or throughout your house.
Connie Kinder (affectionately known as Auntie Connie), is an 18-year educator who has served in PG County, the District of Columbia, and currently serves in Montgomery County. Because of her passion for art, she created ACCC to bring fun and engaging artistic experiences to kids in grades K-6 in both classroom settings and beyond.