Make these crafts for kids mini wreaths to hang from your tree
These mini wreaths make excellent Christmas crafts for kids and they are inexpensive to make. A few supplies go a long way. In fact, if you have old puzzles on hand that are missing pieces, use them to create free Christmas crafts for kids. One puzzle can make a dozen wreaths!
— Puzzle pieces
— Green acrylic paint
— Small buttons or sequins
Directions to make wreath
1. Paint your puzzle pieces green. Allow them to dry before moving to step 2.
2. Arrange your painted puzzle pieces in a circle (about 3 inches in diameter for small puzzle pieces and 6 inches for larger puzzle pieces). Overlap each puzzle piece. Glue into place.
3. Add your sequins or colorful buttons around the circle as if you’re embellishing a wreath.
4. Measure your ribbon so that it wraps through the middle of the wreath and ties 3 inches above the top of the wreath. Tie the ends together. This will hang around the boughs of your tree!
If you’re feeling very crafty and have the time to make a few of these mini wreaths, you can create a door hanger, or larger ornament by combining wreaths. Follow the steps below to embellish your easy kids Christmas crafts!
Directions for embellishing
1. After your wreaths are completed, decide on the number of wreaths you would like to have on display. (I will use 3 wreaths for this example.)
2. Measure 3 strips of ribbon in equal lengths. Tie the first wreath following step 4 above. For the next 2 wreaths, tie the ribbon through the middle of the wreath and then up through the next wreath. Tie in a knot. There should be a distance of about 1 inch between each wreath.
3. Repeat step 2 for the third, and final wreath in the chain.
If you made the small wreath and used 3 wreaths in the display, your entire decoration will be about 12 inches long.
Your kids will love this project. After they have fun making these mini wreaths, they can add their picture to it for more personalization. You can cut out a headshot of them so that it fits in the center of the wreath. Glue the front edges of the picture to the back of the wreath, and voila!