Easy Craft for Kids: Paper Plate Christmas Wreath
By Gina Bell, East Coast Mommy
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
- Paper plate
- Red pom poms
- White glue
- Cut the centre out of the paper plate.
- Have your child paint the wreath green, and allow to dry.
- 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.
- Glue red pom pom "holly berries" onto the wreath.
- Attach a bow at the bottom of the wreath.
- 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)