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  • 21 Days to Christmas!

    Try this fun bonding time activity with your kids, using the shape of their hands as a one-of-a-kind decorative element! Come up with a hands-on wreath!

    by Kat Von Einsiedel .
  • Hands-on Wreath
    The kids really have a hand in this project—several, actually. If you have children of different ages, mix their handprints for a more interesting leaf pattern.

     

    You will need:

    • Light green craft paper
    • Dark green craft paper
    • Pencil/marker
    • Scissors and glue
    • Paper plate
    • Red ribbon

     

    How to make:

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    1 Fold the craft paper into four, then trace each child’s handprint onto one side. Cut out the handprints.

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    2 Cut out the center of a paper plate to leave a ring about one-inch wide. Use this as the frame of your wreath.

     

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    3 Beginning at the top, glue on each handprint, overlapping as you go around. Stick on handprints of alternating shades of green until the whole frame is covered. Let dry.

     

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    4 Tie a red ribbon around the top of your wreath, and you’re ready to show it off! Watch this brighten up your doorstep.

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    Photography by Miguel Nacianceno

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