Isn’t this Christmas wreath craft for toddlers cute? We love crafts for toddlers that are nice and easy to make, after all if it’s not achievable then it’s not as much fun! I’ve shared some Children’s Christmas wreath ideas before but this wreath craft was actually inspired by the scrunched paper Christmas trees I made with my kids when my daughter was a toddler. As well as looking good my kids really enjoyed the actual process behind the activity.
And scrunching paper feels so good right? Really satisfying and calming which can be pretty handy this time of year. (I just tried to do some Christmas shopping online and now I feel like maybe I need to do this too?!) Tearing paper is also a great fine motor activity for kids so as well as this craft looking great you can be happy in the knowledge that you’re helping to strengthen the muscles in their hands too.
As with all toddler crafts and activities you’ll need to supervise your child during this craft and the preparation for this craft will obviously need to be done by a grown up but toddlers can certainly join in with the rest of the craft, gluing, tearing, scrunching and sticking. In fact need that bit of calm time you could certainly join in with them.
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To make this craft you’ll need to start with a paper plate, prepare it for your child by carefully cutting out the centre of the plate leaving a nice wide rim for their craft.
Next up is gluing either encourage your child to squeeze glue across the paper plate wreath or could spread it over the plate with a glue spreader.
Grab some red and green tissue paper and tear it up in to pieces, this is such a nice sensory material to work with and of course it’s a good excuse to talk about how it sounds and how it feels. Squish the tissue paper up into balls and stick it onto your paper plate to decorate it.
If you’d like the red ‘holly’ bits to be a bit more spaced out the you could always glue these down first and then add the green ‘leaves’ afterwards but I think however your child does it is pretty much perfect anyway.
Christmas Wreath Craft
- 1 Paper plate
- Tissue paper Red and green
- Carefully cut the centre out of the paper plate
- Cover the paper plate wreath in glue
- Tear the red and green tissue paper into pieces
- Scrunch the tissue paper into balls and stick these onto the paper plate wreath
More Christmas Crafts for Toddlers
I made this bubble wrap snowman craft with my daughter when she was a preschooler but it could be easily made with toddlers too – just be sure to carefully supervise if you use the buttons.
Make a simple paper plate snowflake twirler that your child can decorate with stickers.
My kids made these super simple cookie cutter Christmas cards when they were younger.