Rice Wreaths

Kids can make holiday wreaths using multicoloured rice.

By Carol Turgeon [Carol is a teacher at Fourway Community School in Ontario Canada]

What You Need:

  • long grain rice
  • white glue
  • green food coloring
  • margarine or sour cream container
  • plastic lid (from sour cream)
  • paper clip
  • red beads, sparkle dust, bows
  • individual pictures of children (optional)

What You Do:

In a margarine or sour cream container – mix enough glue with about 1/4 cup of rice to make it gooey.

Add food colouring to make the rice green and mix well (I give the children plastic gloves so they can use their hands to mix. As an alternative you can put the rice and food colouring in a zip close baggie to mix).

Put the mixture on a lid and form it into a wreath.

Stick a paper clip into the back

Let it dry overnight

Take it off the lid and glue red beads in groups of three and some sparkle dust and maybe a bow.

If you have photographs of the children, tape them into the middle of the wreaths for a great keepsake.

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