This beautiful winter wreath is made with hand cut outs, giving it a lovely look of real pine branches. You can make it on your own, or gather handprints from your loved ones to make a wreath that includes everyone. It’s the perfect craft for the holiday season!
Things you’ll need
- a few different shades of green construction paper
- small piece of red construction paper
- bottle cap to trace a small circle
- glue stick
- clear craft glue
- hole punch cuttings (a hole punch and white paper)
Trace yours and your family members hands onto different shades of green paper, and cut them out.
Assemble your hands into a circular shape – this way you can see if you have enough or if you need to cut out more.
Cut out more hands until you like the size and layering for your wreath. Glue the hands together by applying glue to the top of the hand and stick them together in a circular shape.
To make the berry decorations, use a bottle cap, or something small and circular, to trace circles onto a piece of red construction paper, then cut them out.
Glue the berries onto the wreath in little groups.
You can tie a piece of ribbon around the top of the wreath or add a ready made bow.
If you like, you can also add snow to your wreath by painting clear glue onto part of it and sprinkling white paper cut outs onto it. Hole punch cuttings from white paper work perfectly!
Hang your wreath somewhere where everyone can admire your “handy” holiday work! Ho ho ho!
To see the winter wreath that Caitie made using the hands cut outs from her friends in the classroom, check out the Caitie’s Classroom episode Christmas Time!
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