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Easy Craft for Kids: Paper Plate Christmas Wreath

Dec 17, 2013

When I was a little girl, my mom taught Kindergarten, so it is no surprise that we did a lot of crafting around the holidays. I remember making tissue paper Christmas wreaths and proudly hanging them up for our guests to see. This year, I decided to make my own version with my little boys using paper plates. Here's what we came up with:

What you'll need:

  • Green tissue paper cut into 1 inch squares
  • Green paint and a paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Paper plate
  • Red pom poms
  • White glue
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

 

Directions:

  1. Cut the centre out of the paper plate.
  2. Have your child paint the wreath green, and allow to dry.
  3. Have your child wrap a one inch square of tissue paper around the unsharpened end of a pencil, dip it in glue, and attached it to the plate. Continue this process until the entire surface of the wreath is covered.
  4. Glue red pom pom "holly berries" onto the wreath.
  5. Attach a bow at the bottom of the wreath.
  6. Attach a ribbon hanger to the top of the wreath (optional).

 

That's it! Cute, right? My boys are really proud of their creations, and I can't wait to hang them up for our friends and family to admire.

Do you craft Christmas decorations with your little ones? It's one of my favorite Christmas traditions.

♥ Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)

 

Article Author Gina Bell
Gina Bell

Gina Bell is a writer, blogger and mom of three small boys. She has contributed to several blogs and publications including her local paper, Family Fun Magazine and Canadian Living. After ten years living in Toronto, she left her corporate job to return, with her family, to her home on the East Coast. Gina’s blog (East Coast Mommy) is full of tutorials, crafts, holiday fun, party planning, yummy recipes, DIY projects and more. She has a penchant for fun, easy and inexpensive family fun. You can follow Gina’s blog (East Coast Mommy) on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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