DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Paper Roll Wreath
© by Leanne Guenther
of using a paper snowflake as the center, Try our 3D hanging snowflake
- Ring of cardboard (empty cereal boxes work wonderfully).
- blue and white construction paper.
- small piece of wool.
- Optional: stapler and tape
- Trace a small plate and a large plate onto a piece of old
cardboard. (My 6 year old enjoys tracing by herself.
My 3 year old prefers I do this part.).
- Empty cereal boxes or frozen dinner boxes work well as a
source of recycled cardboard.
- It doesn't matter if you go over the folds of the cardboard
- Cut a small strip of cardboard and glue or tape it onto
the back of the ring over any folds in the cardboard.
- This will reinforce the ring.
- Cut strips of construction paper (about 1 1/2 inches by
- glue the strips into rolls (like making a paper chain).
- In kindergarten/grade one, pattern practice is important.
Allow the children to design and repeat a pattern of blue and
white loops (we did single alternating, but there are lots of
things kids could do... like 2 blue, 1 white).
- Glue the rolls of construction paper onto the wreath.
- For the center snowflake decoration, cut a small snowflake
out of paper.
- If you don't know how to make paper snowflakes,
here to learn how.
- Take a piece of string and tape it to the wreath and to
the snowflake so the snowflake hangs in the center of the wreath.
- Hang on the wall.
Printable version of these instructions