Isn’t this Christmas paper plate wreath craft sweet? We love crafts that are nice and easy to make, after all if it’s not achievable then it’s not as much fun!
This easy idea takes advantage of the perfect shapes of paper plates to make simple DIY wreaths which can be used as Christmas decorations.
Try hanging them over a doorknob or using ribbons or glue dots to hang it up as a cute reminder of the fun you had creating them!
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Paper Plate Wreath Craft
We’ve shared lots of easy children’s Christmas wreath ideas but this craft has to be one of my favorites, it looks great and it’s super easy to make too.
It was originally designed as a Christmas wreath craft for toddlers but my six year old loved making it too so it’s definitely good for kids in preschool and early years school too.
I really enjoyed making this one too – scrunching paper feels so good right? It’s really sensory and calming which can be pretty handy during December when everything can get a bit busy.
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 crafts and activities you’ll need to supervise your child while you make this.
Toddlers will certainly need an adult to cut out the centre of the paper plate and older children might need you to do it too but they can certainly join in with the rest of the craft, gluing, tearing, scrunching and sticking.
If you prepare the wreath shapes in advance then you could probably do this as a classroom activity too or you could print out our free Christmas wreath template and use that instead.
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Tissue Paper Wreath Craft Supplies
How To Make a Christmas Tissue Paper Wreath
To make this craft you’ll need to start with a paper plate, a large paper plate is best but any size you have at home will be great.
Prepare the plate for your child by carefully making the paper plate ring.
You can do this by using the sharp end of a pencil to push through the centre of the plate (onto blue tac or playdough) and then cutting out the center of the paper plate using scissors.
Next up is gluing, either encourage your child to squeeze glue across the paper plate wreath or they 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.
More Christmas Crafts for Kids
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. This simple activity is a great way to practice scissor skills too.
This angel handprint craft uses one of our free printables and would make a gorgeous keepsake with painted little hands making the wings.
Paper Plate 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