Monday, 10 December 2012

Paper Plate Christmas Wreaths


Our paper plate Christmas wreaths were so much fun to make. Both kids loved them and made them their own..... and they spent ages at the craft table, which always makes me happy. The girls were so excited about this wreath craft that they insisted their Dad join them and make one too – he normally stays well away from the glue and sparkles.


There is nothing terribly complicated about this craft. I did do some preparation when the kids were asleep but it didn't take long. I cut the middle out of a stack of paper plates to use as the base of our wreaths. I also cut up Christmas scrapbooking paper into strips... and that was it for the pre-prep.

When the kids were ready to craft I handed over my stack of pre-cut bits, added some tubs of pva glue and paintbrushes and found some Christmassy sparkles. Then I let the kids go for it while I sat down and made my own wreath.... I wasn't going to miss out on all the fun!!


This craft suited both girls, they made their wreaths to suit their age and level. Boo (2.5) glued a little bit of decoration onto a lot of paper plate wreaths. Cakey (4.5) spent more time gluing a lot of decoration onto a few wreaths.

Clockwise: Cakey's wreath, Chris' wreath, my wreath and Boo's wreath
While we waited for the glue to dry, Cakey and I threaded bells onto gold cord. We wanted the bell to dangle in the middle so we punched a hole at the top and taped the cord in place on the back of each wreath. I have displayed them on our mantle piece so Santa can get a good look at them on his way down the chimney.


For more wreath ideas have a look at Easy Toddlers Christmas Wreaths by Mummy Musings and Mayhem.

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6 comments:

  1. These are adorable!! They look wonderfully festive and so simple yet effective. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Pinning and will share on FB sometime this week.

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    1. Thanks Janice, that is kind of you :)

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  2. lovely Ali!! These are one of my favourite Christmas crafts but i have never added bells to them...genius! :)

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  3. Great idea - would it be ok if I shared some of your ideas as appropriate on my new parenting page on Facebook? Here's the link: www.facebook.com/ConsciousParentingApproach - hope to see you there!

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  4. So simple and yet such LOVELY wreathes. Lovely :-)

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  5. Thanks for the terrific idea :) I've been looking for Christmas craft ideas for children in my church school to do and love your suggestion :)

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