Submitted by: Nicki, a teacher at Sacred Heart Catholic School.
What You Need:
- green and red construction paper
- child-safe scissors
- 1 large paper plate per child
What You Do:
- This plan usually should be used over a couple of days rather than in one sitting, for small children.
- Using a pencil and green construction paper, the children trace their hands as many times as they can fit on the paper.
Each child will use 2-3 pieces of paper for this.
- Once the hands are traced, cut them out. (Allowing the children to do this on their own) and set them aside.
- Take the paper plate and fold it in half.
- Cut the inner circle out.
- The plate should look like a Lifesaver®.
- The hands are then glued on the outer part of the plate to form a wreath.
- The red construction paper is for making a bow - or you could dress up the wreath with real bows used for gift wrapping.
- I also cut little red circles or have the more able children cut them themselves, to use as holly for decorating the wreath.
- Another cute idea is to cut a rectangle from the red paper. The rectangle acts as a candle that can be glued to the center of the wreath.
- Take or ask for a picture of the child, and cut it into a shape that could act as the flame on the candle.
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