“Deck the halls with boughs of holly….” As long as you’re decking the halls this season, how about some cute wreaths to decorate the doors? These 3 paper plate wreaths are the perfect Christmas craft for kids to make to help decorate this holiday.
Each of these homemade wreaths starts out with a paper plate that has the center cut out of it.
Tissue Paper Wreath
For the tissue paper wreath, cut up 1 inch squares of green tissue paper ahead of time. Use a paint brush to spread glue along the paper plate.
Then have the kids stick the tissue paper square on the end of a pencil and then twist it so the wreath becomes 3-Dimensional. (For younger children you can have them cover the wreath with the tissue paper squares without twisting them on the pencil.)
Once the plate is covered, add some red pom-poms.
For the yarn wreath, tie one end of approximate 1 foot of green yarn to the paper plate. Have your child wrap the yarn around the wreath. When they run out of yarn, simply tie more on. (Using the shorter length helps them not get tangled up as much.)
When finished, add a few red pom-poms to this paper plate wreath as well.
Paper Plate Advent Wreath
The last wreath we made is a simple Advent wreath. I remember having an Advent wreath on the table as a child. Each week my mom would light a new candle.
Once again, start with a paper plate with the center cut out. Cover the plate with squares of green tissue paper. The candles are made up of 3 strips of purple paper (about 3 inches long) and one pink strip (the last week of Advent). We made 4 yellow flames to glue to the “candles” as the weeks go by.
This year, don’t just deck the halls with an expensive store bought wreath. Let the kids make a few paper plate wreaths to help deck the halls.
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