Are you looking for a simple wreath to make with your kids?
This wreath is by far the easiest and most stunning craft we have done in a while. I’ll let you in on a little secret too. It is the first wreath we have ever made!
To make it you will need
- some cardboard or a paper plate
- crepe paper in green and red
- some glue and a pair of scissors
If you are going the cardboard route you will need plates or bowls to make the markings on the cardboard to cut around. For the paper plate just cut out the inner so you have a perfect circle.
Also if you do not have one big piece of cardboard 2 smaller ones will do just fine. I taped mine together with tape to make a complete circle.
Once you have your circle, cut a strip of the green crepe paper and wrap it around the circle to get this effect. (Minus my daughters hands of course!)
Gather your crepe paper together and bunch up cutting sections so that they can be glue onto the wreath on their sides.
I made lines with the school glue on the wreath base for my 4 year old to stick his crepe paper on. Try to get them tight by not too tight together to give you a good look.
I just love the festive colors of our wreath!
Watch out for the sticky glue on the crepe paper, it goes mushy! My toddler discovered this when she wanted to move some bunches she had just stuck down.
As we did this craft very late in the afternoon it started to get dark just as we finished, as you can tell by the almost done pic and the camera’s flash insisting on being on.
I had to remove one of the green bunches to make room for our crepe paper red ribbon. Once everything was glued on I left it overnight to dry.
The next morning a very happy wreath greeted us and after some 2 sided tape, we hung it on our front door.
Of course this wreath can’t get wet, so don’t hang it where it can.