So much did she enjoy making our homemade magazine wreath last year, that one of the first Christmas activities Immy requested this year was to make a new wreath to hang on our front door. Wanting to do something a little different, I wondered how the lovely circular shape of paper rolls would translate into a wreath shape.
Our rolls were collected through the year from birthday wrapping paper but you could just as easily use those from food wrap, paper towel or toilet paper. I cut ours to a size of about 5cm tall. We used 30 in total.
Immy and I had fun painting them inside and out. We mixed up a pinky-red, child friendly acrylic paint but I think these would also look fabulous painted with a metallic paint or (if involving older children) with a two tone effect – one colour for inside the tubes and one for outside. Once the paint was dry, I stuck the rolls together using the hot glue gun and added a silver ribbon for hanging.
Simple, fun for the kiddo and looks good on my front door – that is my idea of a great Christmas activity 🙂
What have you been making with the children in the lead up to Christmas?