|Just happened to be the day Daniel practiced writing "W" for "wreath!"|
Anyway, for this wreath you will need:
Green construction paper (4 sheets)
Red construction paper (1 sheet)
Tag board or cardboard
You start by tracing around the hands of all the kids you want to include in the wreath. I just traced once around each of my children's hands, and then used those as templates for the rest of the hands. You'll need about 24 hands. I ended up cutting most of them out myself because Daniel got tired of cutting and Mercedes is just learning about scissors. She did enjoy cutting my scraps into tiny shreds, however. Once all the hands were done, I used a big dinner plate to cut a ring out of a piece of tag board for the back. Then we stapled the hands around the back ring, hiding the staples with the next hand I'd put on. We cut little round berries from red paper and used a glue stick to add those, and then I free-handed a bow shape on the rest of the red paper and cut that out, and we glued it on as well. And here it is, decorating the door to our coat closet:
This is a better activity for kindergartners and up than for preschoolers, unless you plan another activity for them while you're cutting out all those hands, because little ones will get bored.
I got the idea from Pinterest, where someone pinned this blog post.