Have you got some paper plates left over from the summer? How about making some Christmas wreaths out of them? I love this tutorial for two reasons.
One is that the kids can do it and have a lovely time. The only part that younger kids shouldn’t do is use the scissors. The cutting of the interior of the plate, the crepe paper, and the ribbon requires some cutting, but you can help with that if your kids aren’t old enough to handle scissors.
Secondly, you can use scraps of crepe paper and ribbon that you have around, or you can buy new supplies that will last for years. Or, based on the supplies you have in your house, you can change the makeup of this wreath for a unique creation!
(I would be putting a cover on the table before the kids start their decorating!)
Have a look and see what you think.
- Spike a hole into the plate, and cut out the middle.
- Paint the cardboard wreath.
- Allow the wreath to dry.
- Cut the crepe paper, fold it into sections.
- Cut the edges of the sections.
- Screw up each section into a little lump.
- Apply glue to one section of the wreath.
- Stick the little crepe paper balls into the glue.
- Repeat gluing and sticking all the way around the wreath.
- Tie a length of ribbon into a bow.
- Glue the bow to the top of the wreath.
- Glue a V-shaped piece of ribbon on the back of the wreath at the top for a hanger.
- Glue and place pom poms, one each at the bottom, the left and the right-hand side.
- Allow the glue to dry completely.