Are you looking for a quick, easy, and VERSATILE holiday wreath craft for kids?
Well, you’re in luck – we have just the thing!
Often when you’re creating holiday crafts with your students, the finished product is a little bit… samey. Your kids have put in their all, they’ve followed the instructions, and their work is beautiful! But you can’t deny, something a little more personalized is just a bit… nicer.
We heard you, and we’ve created a great resource that your students can individualize without much fuss. Presenting to you, our Holiday Wreath Template.
That’s it, no fancy name, no bells and whistles – this resource speaks for itself!
Holiday Wreath Craft for Kids
The beautiful thing about this amazing new resource is that it encourages students to use their imagination to create something wonderful. Giving students autonomy over their work can be a breath of fresh air at this busy time of year.
We’ve come up with a few fresh ways to give your students some ideas of how to decorate this template. Alternatively, provide them with a range of art and craft equipment and let them design their own!
Each wreath can be created quickly and without fuss. Perfect for an afternoon activity or a side-project for fast finishers.
Holiday Collage Wreath
Holiday collage with a twist – this wreath is perfect for younger students who may still be working on their fine motor.
- Holiday Wreath Template printed on white cardstock
- scraps of holiday wrapping paper (including some with winter scenes for those students who do not celebrate)
- a ribbon or embellishment to add the final touches
- craft glue and brushes
(Hint – For younger students, pre-cut the circles so that they can simply trim off the excess paper at the end.)
- Collage tiny scraps of paper over the wreath template. Try not to leave any gaps!
- Once the glue has dried, cut out the circle template (look for it through the back of the cardstock).
- Punch a hole in the top of the wreath and affix a ribbon or embellishment. Attach a string if you wish to hang these around your room!
If you don’t have access to holiday wrapping paper, why not use magazine cut-outs in red, green, white, and gold?
Holiday Fabric Wreath
Level up with this nostalgic wreath!
Put out the word to families for some winter or holiday-themed fabric. If there isn’t much going around, head on over to your local fabric or craft store for some cheap fabric quarters!
You won’t need many to go around. I cut my fabric into 1 inch-thick strips that were about 15 inches long, so a little fabric goes a long way.
- Holiday Wreath Template on white cardstock
- strips of winter or holiday-themed fabric – about 1-in wide by 15-in long.
- a printout of our Holiday Ornament Templates for each child (I’ve printed mine 2 to a page)
(Hint – For younger students, pre-cut the circles to save time.)
- Pre-cut each wreath template. Younger students may need help with this step.
- Staple one end of a strip of fabric to the wreath. Wrap around so that it moves around the wreath, overlapping slightly.
- Where the one-piece ends, start with the next piece. Staple over the ends of both pieces so they’re attached to the wreath.
- Once you’ve completely wrapped the wreath in fabric, cover any fabric ends that are visible on the front with the completed Holiday Ornament Templates.
A Natural Wreath
This one’s my personal favorite! I love nature, so bringing it into the classroom is a big win in my book!
Send your students on a scavenger hunt, or ask them to bring in things from home. However, MAKE SURE you tell them to take care of nature and only collect things they find on the ground!
The other thing to note is that the items collected won’t stay fresh for long, so make sure they’re scavenged on the day of the activity.
- Holiday Wreath Template on white cardstock
- a selection of found natural objects – leaves, flower petals, seed pods, etc.
- colored pens or pencils
- craft glue and paintbrushes
- Color the wreath template a plain green color or any other color of your choice.
- Layer a selection of greenery over the colored template. You may need to be patient with your glue and allow it time to dry with the lumpy bumpy foliage.
- Decorate around the rest of the wreath with a selection of leaves, flowers, and other assorted objects! The more glue, the easier the heavy items will stick to the page.
- Allow your creation lots of time to dry so that you don’t lose any of the attachments.
For more ideas on learning with nature, make sure you read our blog Using Natural Resources in the Classroom – Learning with Nature.
Our amazing designer, Pru, took this idea to a whole new level! Why not make a natural wreath together as a class and display it on your classroom door?
For more information on how amazing Pru is, make sure you read this month’s Meet the Designer – Pru Earl.