How to make a Christmas wreath

Posted by / Tuesday 29 November 2016 / Activities

This Christmas wreath is easy and fun to make with your little ones - and shows how much they've grown!

Grownups, please supervise children when using glue and scissors. You can watch the video or follow the instructions below.

 

All you need is:

  • Lots of card – preferably green to give it that authentic look, but if you want to go colourful, go for it!
  • Red card
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Pencil
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What you need to do:

1. On your green card, using your pencil, draw around your hand.

2. Then do this another 20 times (will keep you busy!) or for a sneaky short cut, fold over the card under your hand and cut around your drawn hand several sheets at a time.

3. You should have 20 paper hands now. If you are doing this as a group make sure you have about 20 paper hands. Slightly overlap them and stick them to each other in the shape of a circle.

4. Cut out small circles from the red card and stick them onto your wreath, these will be the berries.

5. Make a loop with the ribbon at the top of your wreath and tie in a bow.

6. Once dried hang proudly from the ribbon!

Information for the grown-ups – how this helps:

This is a great opportunity to encourage your child's numeracy skills, as you support them to count how many paper hands they need to make their wreath. They will also learn important team work and cooperation skills as you work together to create a lovely decoration that will bring a smile for years to come!

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