These fun and colorful wreaths will brighten up any home or classroom during the holidays.
By Andrea Mulder-Slater
Depending on the size, these wreaths can be used to decorate trees, windows or doorways. We did this craft with Grade 4 students but it can easily be adapted for other grades. (Even adults will enjoy it!) Our wreaths were 8″ in diameter and the class time required was 1 hour.
What You Need:
- Old puzzle pieces
Prior to the Class:
- Cut rings out of the cardboard (one per child).
- Staple a small piece of ribbon onto one side of the ring. This will be used to hang the wreath.
- Cut small strips of ribbon (make each strip long enough to tie a bow).
During the Class:
- Each student receives a pre-cut cardboard ring, a handful of puzzle pieces, glue, glitter and two pieces of ribbon.
Each student should…
- Glue puzzle pieces onto the cardboard rings, making sure to overlap the pieces (covering every square inch of the cardboard).
- Dab some glue here and there on top of the puzzle pieces.
- Sprinkle glitter over the glue dabs.
- Shake the excess glitter off of the wreaths. (Tip: shake wreaths over a tray to catch the glitter.)
- Tie a bow using two pieces of ribbon. (The bow is then glued onto the front of the wreath.)