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Paper Christmas Wreath

Using a similar method as the Thanksgiving Wreath, you could help the kids make their own paper Christmas wreath with some coloured paper (I used thin card), red yarn and a plastic plate.

 This is a great classroom project or an activity that you and the kids can enjoy in that first week of the school holidays.  It is the perfect activity if you want some (kind of) quiet time - it takes a bit of concentration to cut out the holly leaves - and a minimum of mess.

What you will need to make a Paper Christmas Wreath...

  • various colors of construction paper (green and red mainly...)
  • light card (for printing out the template)
  • pencil
  • paper plate (more likely to be plastic these days...)
  • red yarn (for holly sized pom poms - optional)
  • glue stick or glue gun
  • paper scissors
  • holly leaf and berry template


Gather all of your materials together. Trace around the leaf templates on your pieces of coloured paper and cut out your leaves.

Cut the center out of your disposable dinner plate (an adult should probably do this bit...).  

Cut out the holly leaf from the template and use it to draw leaves on your green card and then cut them  out.  I cut out 14 leaves and 7 groups of 3 berries. 

 Apply glue to the back of one of your leaves using a glue stick or glue gun and place another holly leave on top.  Then glue on three holly berries in the middle of where your leaves overlap.

Glue your holly leaf sets onto the back of your dinner plate one at a time spacing them neatly all the way around.

Optional: You can use small red pom poms instead of the card board berries to add texture to your wreath if you want to.

The all you need to do is glue some string at the back so that you can hang your wreath - I decided to use tinsel - but you can use whatever you have handy.

Click here to download a printable A4 sheet with holly leaf and berry shapes that you can either cut out or trace to make the leaves for your wreath.

I also scored the centre vein on the leaves to make them kind of 3D, it is easy to do but maybe supervise the kids if they want to try.

Would you like to print out an Instruction Sheet for this activity?

Click on the download button to get your copy of the Christmas Wreath Instruction Sheet.  The pdf will open in a new tab and you can either save it or print it from there.

Please do feel free to share this sheet with anyone who might like to engage their kids in this activity!

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