Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall Wreath Craft to Make with Your Child

We've been in a crafting mood lately and this is one of our latest projects which now adorns our front door :)

toddler crafts fall wreath

Emma and I went out and picked leaves, little tiny acorn shells, and other tree droppings from a nearby park. All of which found a place on our wreath.

What you will need:
Paper Plate
Plain or lightly colored paper
Leaves
Tree "droppings"
Scissors
Crayons
Glue

First we glued the leaves to the paper so that they don't move.

toddler crafts gluing leaves for fall wreath

toddler crafts gluing leaves for fall wreath

Next we used our crayons to draw/roll over the leaves.  This left gorgeous prints on the paper.  Originally we were just going to cut out leaf shapes out of colorful paper but I included this step after seeing the beautiful leaves Kelly did with Willow.  And it came out so much better!

toddler crafts rolling crayons on leaves for fall wreath

Then we cut out the leaves, made a hole in the plate and glued leaves to it.

toddler crafts fall wreath materials

Emma loved this part, and the wreath started taking shape and this is what it looked like

toddler crafts fall wreath gluing detail

toddler crafts fall wreath

Once this step was done, the rest was easy.  We used hot glue (but you can use any liquid glue) to stick the acorns, and other tree fruits to the wreath.  I applied the glue and Emma placed the ornaments. To the back of the plate I glued a small piece of string so that we can hang it.

toddler crafts fall wreath

And this is it! Our beautiful wreath on our front door.  It is Emma's pride and joy.  She will show it to whoever will listen :)

  
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23 comments:

  1. What a great project! Can't wait till my little boy is big enough to do fun stuff like this!

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  2. Aww how sweet. Looks like she enjoyed it. I love that, 'leaf droppings' haha.

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  3. Awww!!! what a project! I love seeing all the pictures.

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  4. That is such a cute idea!!

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  5. That's so cute! I love the rolling over the leaves bit. Emma is such a cute :) I can't wait until Nate is a little bit older so we can do more crafts.

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    What a cute craft; turned out great and she should be very proud of herself! I've done "leaf art" with my kiddos before and it always turns out beautiful. :)

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  8. What a great project!
    Emma is the cutest little one ever!

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  9. This is so cute and I am definitely going to do this with my two toddlers :)

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  19. I just also posted a work with leaves. I love working with leaves. I am your new follower!!

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  20. I'm so glad I found your page on the blog hop - we're headed to gather leaves RIGHT NOW! I'm a new follower :)

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