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DLTK's Crafts for Kids
This craft is fun for older children (and adults!) - Age 6+. There are quite a few steps that younger kids (Age 2+) can help with, but they won't be able to do the craft independently. This is a good family project!
This fun Christmas wreath is made with, you guessed it, TP ROLLS!! Everyone in my family has been collecting them for me and we ended up with a whole bunch of extra ones. I was stumped for a way to use them!
- Wire coat hanger
- 14 to 16 tp rolls
- red and yellow construction paper,
- hole punch,
- Optional: Christmas coloured paint like green or red.
- ADULT: Take each tp roll and cut a slit HALFWAY through.
- Optional: Paint tp rolls christmas colours. If you
decide not to paint the craft you could just cover the TP rolls by
making more poinsettia flowers. We painted ours in shades of
- Let dry.
- ADULT: Bend the coat hanger to form a circle.
- Using the slits cut halfway through the rolls, slide each of your tp
rolls onto the hanger to form a big circle of tp rolls.
- Optional: Take a bit of masking or scotch tape and tape the tp rolls together. (tape the openings of the tp rolls on the inside of the circle together). This will keep the rolls from spinning around while you're working. If you choose not to do this, the paper leaves will keep everything from spinning on the finished craft
- Make a number of poinsettia flowers. The more you make the
less of the TP rolls you will see. We used 6 flowers for
ours. Click here for
instructions on making these flowers.
- One person can be doing this part while another (daddy *grin*) is assembling the tp
roll wreath base.
- Glue all the poinsettia flowers onto the tp roll base, overlapping
them as much as you prefer.
- Tie a bow on the top if you want to.