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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fall Wreath

Here's a quick and easy craft to do with your kiddos at home. It helps with hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, sorting, patience, sitting skils, and it's really fun!
Above is the finished product of a 2 year old, completed independently.

Ages: As soon as they can stick things down on an already glued surface. For independent work, I'd say 2 years and up.

  • Leaves (I got fake ones at the local dollar store. I've also seen them at craft stores and Wal-Mart).
  • Craft glue (not Elmer's---not enough sticking power)
  • Cotton swabs (optional)
  • Large black foam sheet

  1. Cut a large "O" shape out of foam. This is the base of the wreath. Construction paper would work, but it's a bit flimsy.
  2. For younger children, cover the top of the foam with the glue. For older children (2+) let them put glue on the individual leaves. I showed my daughter how to stick them on. I covered the wreath base with some glue AND let her glue the leaves on. I wanted to make sure that once the glue dried the leaves really stayed in place.
  3. Sort leaves by color if desired. My directions were to cover the base with leaves until she couldn't see any more of the black foam.
  4. Hang!

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