As the holiday season approaches, kids want to work on all the crafts now that school is out and the temperatures get lower. Christmas is one of our favorite seasons to work on things together. One of the best things to do with kids is make paper Christmas wreaths together!
Wreaths are a classic symbol of Christmas, so it’s no surprise that parents and children alike enjoy making them together.
While you may think that there’s only one way to make a paper wreathe, there are actually many different styles an ways to make your own. Using tissue paper, construction paper, and any small manipulative you can find, is always a great way to exercise your child’s creativity. They’ll be working on fine motor skills, visual motor skills, and more!
Paper wreaths are commonly made in preschools and kindergarten classrooms around the country, but you don’t have to wait for your kids’ school to make one – try it yourself!
11 Paper Christmas Wreath Crafts
Check out these awesome paper wreath ideas for some Christmas inspiration.
1. Tissue Paper Christmas Wreath for Toddlers
My kids love this craft; this is something we make each Christmas season. It’s perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, and let them make it however they want.
You can find full instructions in the article, but all you need is some paper plates, glue, and different colored tissue paper. Crumbling up tissue paper gives your little one plenty of fine motor practice while exercising their little hands.
2. Paper Plate Christmas Wreath
I love this paper Christmas wreath. Glued to My Crafts gives full instructions, and the supplies are things you more than likely have on hand, besides the sparkly pom-pom balls. This is a great project for toddlers and preschoolers.
3. Wreath with a Candle
If you’re looking for a Christmas wreath craft that is a bit more advanced, this wreath with a paper candle in the middle is adorable. It would make a fantastic craft to give to their grandparents as a little gift.
4. Handprint Christmas Wreath
Here is another adorable paper Christmas wreath that you can make with your kids. Arty Crafty Kids gives full instructions; it’s easy for preschoolers and kindergarteners to follow. Grab some different colors of green for construction paper – or cardstock – buttons, glue, and some ribbon.
5. Rolled Paper Christmas Wreath
Here is a unique idea for making paper Christmas wreaths – using rolled construction paper. I’ve never seen a wreath like this before!
This craft would be harder for younger kids, so be prepared to give assistance for rolling the construction paper. Another idea is to roll and glue or tape them shut ahead of time to make it even easier!
6. Wreath with Tissue Paper for Kids
This wreath is simple to make; you need a lot of tissue paper and some large pom-pom balls! The fullness look is because you will cut and glue multiple pieces of tissue paper in the same area.
Expect to use a lot of glue, but the look it creates is adorable. I would suggest saving this craft for kindergarteners and up; this could be best suited for even older kids.
7. Coffee Filter Christmas Wreath for Kids
This idea is one of my favorite paper Christmas wreaths! I’ve never seen a wreath created like this, and it’s on my list to try for my kids this year. Take markers and color coffee filters. Then, spray them and let the colors run. After they dry, you glue the filters to a paper plate, creating a tie-dye-like wreath.
8. Paper Plate Holly Wreath
Here’s a simple way to make your wreath look even nicer – cut out holly leaf shapes with paper. Whether you use plain or striped paper, it creates a holly wreath instead of just a plain green one – the difference matters!
Make sure you use red pom-poms or cut out some red flowers to create the hollies on the wreath.
9. Bejeweled Christmas Wreath
Who doesn’t love simple and quick crafts? This jeweled wreath made with only construction paper, glue, and some jewels! Let your kid go crazy and make a sparkly, flashy paper wreath!
10. Scrap Book Paper Wreath
Got tons of scrapbook paper laying around? Grab some different greens and cut out leaves with the paper. Glue them onto a paper plate, and cut out some red circles for pops of color.
11. Ombre Paper Christmas Wreath
If you’re looking for a wreath that is a bit more complex, perhaps you have older kids, I love the look this ombre Christmas wreath. It’s quite easy to make, and you could adapt it to work for younger kids simply by cutting out leaves in different shades of green rather than folding them.
Take time this holiday season to work on more Christmas crafts with your kids. Whether you want to spend time making ornaments or some paper Christmas wreaths, use this time to make memories and have fun with your family. That’s what is most important this time of the year!