Adventures in First Grade

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Wreath

After the Great Glitter Fiasco yesterday, I surprised myself by taking on another crafty activity. 

We made wreaths today!  They are quite simple.  Each child gets four sheets of green construction paper.  Fold the paper in half, and in half again so there are four equal sections.  The kiddos then trace their hands and cut them out.  Once they finish with the green, give each child a half sheet of red, fold it in half, and have them trace and cut again.

To create the wreath, each child needs a paper plate...you know the super cheap ones that you can get about 200 for $2.00.  Show them how to cut out the center circle.  All you need is the outer ring.  Have your kids glue their green hands overlapping around the paper plate ring.  Then they glue on the two red hands:  the bow.

Here are a few examples of the finished creations:







Just like the Rudolph craft, I love how each one is different!  You can see that some decided to add some holly berries, some left them plain. 

One warning.  They will wear them on their heads.  This happens every year.  One of my little guys even went as far to say that he was going to wear his to the beach this summer to protect his face from the sun!  Ahh, first graders.  They say the cutest things!!

Happy Wednesday!


1 comment:

  1. Those turned out so cute - so jealous. No holidays at my school :(

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