Christmas wreath crafts for kids are fun to make. Each activity uses a different material such as yarn, pasta, or pipe cleaners that is easy to find. One just uses paper.
Wreaths were found in many ancient cultures. The Romans and Greeks wove leaves, twigs, and flowers into a circle and wore the creation on their heads.
In Northern Europe, people decorated wheels with greenery and lights. To them, a wheel represented the sun that moved forwards or away. When Europe converted to Christianity, they continued to decorate with wreaths.
The meaning changed to represent the eternal God of the Bible. In later days it was associated with advent.
Making a puzzle wreath is very inexpensive and pretty to make. This is a perfect project if you have any puzzles with missing pieces. Or you can find cheap hundred-piece puzzles at your dollar store.
Paint the picture side with green paint using a paint brush. Let the pieces dry.
Next turn the pieces over with the plastic brush, dab green paint on the white side. Let dry.
When you are waiting for the paint to dry, you can sing Christmas carols such as The Twelve Days of Christmas.
Cut a circle out of thin cardboard. I used the center of a paper plate.
Cut the inside again so that you have a ring. The puzzle pieces that I used are 1 inch so, I made the ring 1/2 inch wide.
Place a puzzle piece, with the white side up, on the ring. On one of end of the puzzle piece, make a line with glue. Place another puzzle piece on the glue.
Overlap the pieces all the way around the circle. It will take approximately 22 pieces to go around the circle. Let the glue dry.
When the glue is dry, turn the wreath over and glue puzzle pieces around the other side of the circle.
Be sure to add a piece of string or ribbon for a hanger on one end.
The white on the wreath looks like snow, so we can sing…. Let it snow, let it snow.
Though most wreaths are usually made out of evergreen branches, here is a fun and easy way to make one is by dying pasta. Perfect for young children.
Cut a large piece of cardboard about 8 inches across.
Cut out the center, leaving about 1 inch of cardboard.
Dye your shell pasta green and your Penne Pasta red. You can find out how here. The page will open in another window.
When your pasta is dye and dry, glue the red Penne Pasta on the cardboard.
Glue the green pasta around the circle.
Making a wreath out of pipe cleaners is super easy to do. They come in different colors and are easy to bend into different sizes.
All you need are eight pipe cleaners and fabric lace to make a bow. I used four red and four green, but you could also do a candy cane wreath with red and white.
Twist the red and green together. Make four sets.
Next twist two sets together. Place the other two sets inside and connect everything together.
Tie your lace into a bow and place on the bottom of your wreath.
This smaller wreath would make a nice decoration for a present or Christmas tree.
Make ten pompoms with your fork. You can find directions for making a pompom with a fork here. The page will open in another window, so you will not lose this page.
When you have made all the pompoms thread a tapestry needle with yarn.
Sew the pompoms together.
Make a circle and tie the string in a knot.
With a different colored yarn make bows. Glue the bows to the wreath.
Green is a common Christmas color. Years ago, people used green in the dark winter months to remind them of spring.
A lacing card is a good development tool. It can help with fine motor control and hand-eye coordination. By the way, punching, all the holes is fun for either the parent or child.
First cut the center out of your paper plate, leaving the rim in tacked.
Now punch holes around the outside and inside the circle. Don’t punch too close to the cut edge or other holes. I liked to have most of my inside and outside holes line up.
Cut a long length of yarn, the same length from each of your different colors. Thread your needle with the yarn. Start at one hole. I taped the cut ends on the back of the plate. Now sew to the opposite hole.
To make the wreath fuller, stitch twice in a hole.
Continue around the circle. If you need more yarn, tape the ends to the back and thread your needle with yarn again.
This Christmas wreath craft for kids is easy enough for preschoolers.
Cut a 4 1/2 inch circle from card stock. Cut the center out leaving, a 1-inch border.
Cut approximately twenty-one green rectangles, 4 by 3/4 inches.
Then cut about seven 4 by 3/4 inch red rectangles.
Cut a v shape at both ends of the rectangles. Fold the rectangles in half.
Put some glue on the top of the circle. Add three green rectangles.
Next, glue a red rectangle to the wreath. Then three more green rectangles.
Continue the pattern until the wreath is covered.
Try to place the rectangles close to each other so that none of the white is showing. Some rectangles will overlap some.
The back is not glued.
Another easy Christmas wreath for kids that uses card stock.
Draw a 6-inch circle on card stock. It doesn't need to be exact. Draw a 4-inch circle in the center.
Cut along the outside line. Fold the card stock some so that you can cut along the centerline to make a wreath.
Cut two approximately 30 by 3-inch strips from green tissue.
Wrap one strip around the circle, overlapping so that no white is showing.
When you get to the end, wrap another strip.
You can find red and white striped pipe cleaners at craft stores and Walmart. You can also make your own by twisting red and white pipe cleaners together. Although, the ones you make yourself don't stick as well to the tissue.
To make the candy canes, cut a 12-inch pipe cleaner in fourths. Each piece measures 3 inches. Fold one of the ends of the pipe cleaner over your finger to make the cane.
Cut two more pieces, 2 1/2 inches, for the heart at the top of the wreath.
With tacky glue, glue candy canes to the wreath.
Though our Christmas wreath crafts for kids should not be hung outside, they would look great in your house.