DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Advent wreathAdvent Wreath Paper Craft

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

This cute Advent Candle craft is very easy for young children to make and it turns out really cute.  They love the little faces on the candles.

A bit about the Advent Wreath:  Advent is a Christian holiday that is basically part of Christmas.  It begins on the Sunday nearest November 30 -- the feast day of St.  Andrew the Apostle.  It lasts four Sundays.  The Advent wreath comes from the folk traditions of northern Europe, where people lit candles on circle-shaped wreaths of evergreen.  The three purple candles in the Advent wreath symbolize hope, peace, and love.  These candles are lit on the first, second, and fourth Sundays of Advent.  The pink candle symbolizes joy and is typically lit on the third Sunday.  Sometimes there is also a fifth white candle that is lit on Christmas day and symbolizes the birth of Jesus (I didn't include this one on the craft -- instead I have a white bow).



Craft Templates:

Template 1 (wreath)     (color)   or   (B&W)

Template 2 (candles)   (color)   or   (B&W)


Printable version of these instructions