Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Wreath Craft

The kids and I had a great time putting together this craft today. There were parts of the activity that were too advanced for them to do on their own, but they had a great time applying glue and sticking things everywhere.

~ A large piece of poster board or cardboard.
~ Glue (we used Prang roll on, it's a green gel... works great)
~ An egg carton
~ Scissors
~ Colored PomPoms
~ 2 sheets of green construction paper
~ One piece of yarn, approx 10-12 inches

Trace a large circle on the cardboard (roughly 12 inches in diameter).  Trace a second, slightly smaller, circle inside the large circle.  Cut both circles and you'll be left with a thin ring (about an inch wide.)  This is your wreath base. 
Cut the top off of the egg carton and proceed to cut apart all of the cups.  Next take each cup and make small cuts, almost to the middle, all the way around.  Press open and place under a heavy book to help flatten.
Cut different size leaf shapes from the construction paper.

Apply glue to the bottom of the egg cup flowers and press onto base circle.  (You want the flowers to curve up towards you.)  Let dry.
Put some glue inside the center of each flower and press in one pompom.
Apply glue to one end of each leaf cutout and press onto the base circle between the flowers.  Let dry.
Tie a loop of yarn around the wreath and hang!

1 comment:

Margaret said...

What a cute wreath! I just *bet* the kids loved putting that together.