As long as you’re decking the halls this season, how about some cute wreaths to decorate the doors?
These 3 paper plate Christmas wreaths are fun kids Christmas crafts that are perfect for decorating with this season.
Paper Plate Christmas Wreaths
Each of these homemade wreaths starts out with a paper plate that has the center cut out of it.
You can find all the directions below.
Tissue Paper Christmas 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 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.
Yarn Wrapped Wreath
For the yarn wreath, tie one end of approximately 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, glue 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 Christmas wreaths to help deck the halls.
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The Dose of Reality says
These are so cute!! I especially love the yarn wreath. No mess? YES! I’m totally on board with that!! Great projects! –Lisa
No mess crafts are rare when it comes to little ones; I need to think about more like this! I really thought he’d give up on this one much sooner, but he seemed to like just sewing his little wreath. 🙂
Chris Carter says
Adorable wreaths!!! I love them all!! 🙂
Thank you! They look cute on the doors!
My daughter got bored with twisting the tissue paper last year, she would probably enjoy the yarn wreath! Thanks for linking this up at Anything Goes. 🙂
I adore the Christmas Wreath Crafts!! I keep putting paper plates on my shopping list and keep forgetting them! LOL!
I love your Advent Wreaths, I think my little one would LOVE making that, so I NEED to get it. NEED! LOL!
Around here paper plates get used for crafting a lot more than eating on. 🙂
Debbie @ http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/ says
The wreaths are so cute! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes Linkup!
Thank you for pinning it!
Donna DM Yates says
What a fun and inexpensive activity. I never thought of twisting the tissue paper on a pencil. Nice to know.
As a child my mom always had one on the table. I’m sure it was a tradition past down through her family. Right now I have one who I can’t trust with a lit candle long…but one day we will have a real wreath on our table!
Susen @ Dabbling Momma says
They are all so fun and easy…win, win!
What a fun and festive craft! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful spot Blog Hop! 🙂
Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
What creative ideas! I love the yarn-wrapped one! Thanks for sharing these at the Thoughtful Spot!