Christmas really is only around the corner now, and it’s this time of the year that children start to get excited. My toddler likes to make simple things made from odds and ends that you can find around the houser. This lovely Christmas wreath can be made for near enough free and a great way to get your toddler in the Christmassy and arty mood!
To make your Christmas wreath you will need:
- Green, red and white paper- thick paper or card works best
- 2 round plates or something similar you can draw around, one smaller than the other
Any extra pretty scraps of paper, sequins, glitter etc… any thing you can use to make your wreath extra Christmassy!
Start by drawing around your biggest plate (or circle) on the red paper, then inside the bigger circle draw around your smaller circle. Cut this out to make a hoop shape. Hole punch a hole on the hoop, this is where you thread your ribbon through to make a loop to hang your wreath.
Cut out of the green paper leaf shapes, and from the other paper scraps cut out some candy canes, snow flakes or anything else that you think will look pretty- maybe snowmen, or Christmas trees.
I also used a snowflake shaped hole punch to cut out some pretty flakes… this is purely because I am rubbish at making them the old fashioned way (they looked nothing like what my nan used to make!).
Now, have fun with the kids just glueing all of your little decorations onto the wreath. Go Free-Style! This is all about your little ones having fun, talk with them about the shapes you are sticking, chat about the colours on the wreath and ask them about Christmas. Are they excited? What do they want Santa to bring? And even the meaning of Christmas and why we celebrate this amazing fun filled day.
Once you have finished all your glueing (and excited chatter) Put your finished wreath somewhere warm to dry. I added a little gift tag to the wreath saying simply ‘Happy Xmas’, but you can really do anything with your decoration. How about wrapping little match boxes to look like presents to glue onto it? Or making an Easter wreath with eggs and bunnies, An Autumn wreath with sticks and leaves, or a birthday wreath?!
All that matters is that you have fun! We kept our wreath simple as Willow is only 19 months old, but you can make yours as elaborate as you wish.
Comments below with what you made!
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