My favorite crafts for my munchkins are based on anything I already have in my house. This homemade Christmas wreath fits that bill.
Green construction paper
Cost: Free – Less than $5
Prep Time: Less than 5 minutes
Clean-Up Time: Less than 5 minutes
I originally saw these on Pinterest from Mrs. Jones’s Class blog. She decorated hers with glitter, and since that is banned from our house as one of hubby’s pet peeves, we opted for holiday pom poms instead (especially since the bag I bought last year will last us until the kids are in high school at this rate).
While Big M tore up the construction paper, I cut a hole in the paper plate. I gave her a little cup of watered down glue, that I added a few drops of green food coloring to, and a brush. I demonstrated how to paint the glue on the plate, then stick the paper to it, and let her have at it. Note our ‘trashable layer’ for easy clean up, one of my favorite tips from Crafting with Kids – A Survival Guide.
We let the wreath dry overnight, and the next day, added the “orn-ments!” She is always so proud of her handiwork.