Try making this simple and adorable Christmas wreath for kids! This nature craft features real pine branches and cardboard, making it a great eco-friendly Christmas craft or gift. Kids will love making their wreaths while working on fine motor skills.
Nothing says the holidays are here like a beautiful wreath! They’re so pretty, smell amazing, and are such a classic holiday decoration.
I searched for a cute Christmas wreath for kids on Pinterest and came up with NOTHING! I didn’t want the same old paper wreaths and all the rest looked wayyyy too complicated, so I came up with a new design that checked all my boxes:
- Incorporates Nature
Are you ready to make a Christmas wreath?? Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 bowls- Different sizes
- Rubber Bands
- Pine Tree Branches/ Any other piece of nature you want to incorporate
- Some sort of non-poisonous berry
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How to Make this Christmas Wreath for Kids:
These are really easy to make! Just follow these steps..
Make a cardboard wreath loop. I found 2 bowls in my home that were different sizes. I outlined the larger bowl first.
Then I outlined the smaller bowl in the middle of the larger outline. I eyeballed it and this doesn’t need to be perfect! The pine branches will mask any minor imperfections.
Cut out the cardboard loop. I cut on the outside line first then cut a line through the loop to get to the inside. This cut will also help us put the rubber bands on the loop. Don’t worry, we will tape the cut mark together and cover it up with pine branches! You won’t even see it when you are finished.
The cardboard wreaths should look like this when you are finished cutting the loops.
Put the rubber bands on the loop and tape it up!
Weave the pine branches through the rubber bands. Ok, it feels more like shoving the pine branches through the rubber bands at times, but it gets the job done and keeps them in place. Make sure you weave a pine branch over the tape to cover it up!
Now you can add any other pieces of nature that you may have. These Christmas wreaths for kids would also look beautiful with leaves if you live in the southern hemisphere!
A word of caution! Check the additional pieces of nature to make sure they are not poisonous. If you choose Yew berries, then make sure the children or animals in your home do not eat them! They are beautiful, but poisonous.
And there you have it! This is the perfect handmade nature gift to pass out this holiday season or keep it for your own home! Nature crafts often have a quick expiration date when you use fresh pieces of nature, but this one will last throughout the entire holiday season! Enjoy
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I hope you give this Christmas wreath for kids a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.