Making Christmas wreath crafts is a great activity to do with children during the holiday season. You can make easy wreath crafts out of paper, natural materials you find outside, or even out of Christmas candy such as candy canes. You can also make memorable hand print wreaths from your children’s hand prints that will be treasured mementos in the years to come. Here are some free Christmas wreath craft ideas to get you and your children started on making holiday wreaths.
Easy Christmas Wreath Projects for Kids
Here are directions on making wreaths with kids that include six different craft ideas including a hand print wreath, a fingerprint Christmas wreath, a tissue paper wreath craft, and a toilet paper roll craft. These make wonderful holiday crafts for preschoolers.
Free Wreath Craft Patterns and Projects
This page from About.com features many free wreath craft projects including a candy wreath craft, pine cone wreath, a bead Christmas wreath project, and several other creative holiday wreath ideas using materials you may not ever have though of!
Easy Preschool Holiday Wreath Craft
This is an easy, creative idea for a wreath using rice dyed with green food coloring. An easy glue activity for preschoolers that will make a “prickly” wreath that can be decorated with things around the house such as red buttons, ribbon, pom poms, and stickers.
Recycled Christmas Wreath Craft
If you want to go green this holiday season, you can recycle your colorful Christmas wrapping paper and tissue paper scraps into an adorable homemade Christmas wreath craft. Preschoolers will love gluing scraps of the wrapping or tissue paper on a round wreath shape, and you can feel good knowing that nothing is going to waste.
Festive Button Wreath
Buttons make great an excellent craft supply for young children because they can manipulate them in their hands. The round shape makes it easy for younger kids to grasp, and they love arranging buttons of differing sizes and colors together to make an easy wreath craft. The homemade wreath project idea in the link above uses buttons spray-painted gold, which is also an option.
Christmas wreaths are a huge part of the winter holiday tradition dating back thousands of years. They are a familiar holiday symbol and make a festive decoration during the Christmas season. Children will love making these free Christmas wreath crafts, and parents will love the fact that they are easy to make an use items already found around the house. Happy crafting!