DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Paper Roll Wreath
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
A construction paper wreath is the perfect way to decorate your bedroom door or refrigerator to make the winter more cheery this year.
Alternative: Instead of using a paper snowflake as the center, Try our 3D hanging snowflake.
- ring of cardboard (empty cereal boxes work wonderfully),
- blue and white construction paper,
- small piece of wool.
- Optional: stapler and tape
- Trace a small plate and a large plate onto a piece of old
cardboard. (My 6 year old enjoys tracing by herself.
My 3 year old prefers I do this part.).
- Empty cereal boxes or frozen dinner boxes work well as a
source of recycled cardboard.
- It doesn't matter if you go over the folds of the cardboard
- Cut a small strip
of cardboard and glue or tape it onto the back of the ring over any folds in the cardboard.
- This will reinforce the ring.
- Cut strips of construction paper (about 1 1/2 inches by 4 inches).
- Glue the strips into rolls (like making a paper chain).
- In kindergarten/grade one, pattern practice is important. Allow the children to design and repeat a pattern of blue and white loops (we did
single alternating, but there are lots of things kids could do... like 2 blue, 1 white).
- Glue the rolls of construction paper onto the wreath.
- For the center snowflake decoration, cut a small snowflake out of paper.
- check here if you don't know how to make paper snowflakes
(how to make paper snowflakes).
- Take a piece of string and tape it to the wreath and to the snowflake so the snowflake hangs in the center of the wreath.
- Hang on the wall.
Printable version of these instructions