Start the Christmas decorating with a simple take-home ornament! Children younger than 5 years can experience the joy of making their own decorations with standard materials you will find in your classroom.
Age: 3-5 years
Duration: 10 minutes
• Hole punch
This wreath is nice and compact to be hung off a doorknob or can be tacked to the center of a child’s room door. Hang up on a tree for a rustic “crafty” look!
We are going to make a simple wreath out of tissue paper and card paper, using the buttons as ornaments to decorate it. Use coordinating colors to make your wreath. You don’t have to make the wreath exclusively for the holidays. Instead, you can adapt it based on different colors that are relative to various seasons! Test out different combinations of colors and materials to see which work best.
Let’s start with making the wreath.
Fold the sheet of Double Color Card sheet in half.
Use scissors to cut a small semi-circle out of the center of the folded sheet. Cut off the corners of the folded sheet and round out the edges to form a larger semi-circle.
Now, unfold the wreath.
Punch a hole into the top of the wreath. Cut a length of decorative ribbon and thread through the hole. Tie a knot at one end.
To add texture to your wreath, you will need to use our Tissue Circles, or find scraps of green tissue paper in your scrap paper box.
Take a scrap of green tissue paper and scrunch it in the center. Pull out the surrounding paper, much like you would when stuffing tissue paper into a gift bag.
Dab a bit of glue onto the wreath and press the scrunched tissue paper on top.
Add more tissue paper scraps all the way around the wreath.
Glue a Bright Button onto the center of each tissue paper section. Enjoy a beautiful but easy-to-make decoration for this holiday season!
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