These Mini Christmas Wreaths are made from cardboard, elastics and the most wonderful nature finds of the season!
These mini wreaths are super easy to create, in fact, prep takes only a few minutes and requires only some basic materials. If you don’t have a craft knife, you can use a good pair of scissors to cut out the wreathes. These Mini Christmas Wreaths have all the feels of Winter, using Christmas tree branches, twigs with red berries (that we luckily found, because they look gorgeous!) and leaves. Anything you can find outdoors, even in the snow like us, works for these wreaths.
Kids had a blast creating their little decor statements. Of course my younger one had his own ideas for the wreath, placing only the twigs with berries on one side of the wreath…only…but oh well, his effort and skills count! My daughter (5) loves stuff like this. She’s the crafty one, even more craftier than me (not that I am by any means), but she comes up with the most wonderful and creative ideas and sometimes shares them with me. My little co-worker in progress, I guess. Anyways, her wreath came out beautiful and she was proud of it (and so was I!).
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MATERIALS for Mini Christmas Wreaths:
- Cut out mini wreaths out of the cardboard. I traced a large lid and a smaller lid first and then cut out.
- Once you have the wreaths cut out, cut through one of the side with the craft scissors (to make an opening).
- Now put 5-6 elastics through the opening and onto the wreath.
What is my child learning and improving?
- Creativity (kids are choosing the twigs, branches, colors, styles and patterns for their wreath)
- Fine motor skills (kids have to secure their branches, etc. by tucking it under the elastics)
- Sensory (this activity is great for sensory development as well, as there are many scents and textures they’re working with, example: Christmas tree branches are prickly and smell different than everything else, twigs are hard, leaves are soft, etc.)
- Independent activity (this is a wonderful activity to give to kids if you want them to stay busy and focused for some time)