The children do some form of art every day. Many times I have tons of scrap paper left over. Instead of throwing the scraps in the garbage I started to save them for future projects. Boy did this come in handy today. While 18 month old and I were waiting for the big kids to arrive we started on a spring wreath craft. Here’s how we did it:
- 1 paper plate
- Glitter glue
- Construction paper in assorted colors
- Foam flower shaped stickers
- Curling ribbon
- Paper shaper
Using construction paper scraps from previous projects I created flower shapes using a paper shaper. I then cut the center of the paper plate to create the wreath. 18 month old and I added glitter glue along the entire paper plate. 18 month old then placed the flower shaped construction paper and foam stickers onto the plate. I cut a hole into the plate and added a piece of curling ribbon to hang it on the door.
Some instruction was given to place the flowers around the wreath instead of stacking all the flowers in one section but she got the hang of it quickly. Towards the end of our project one of our 3 year olds arrived and helped add a few of the sticker flowers. I think they did a great job.