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Fall Wreath

ages 1-6


Leaves, acorns, pine cones; brown paint and paper plates; glue; raffia (optional)

Activity Detail

Cut the center out of a paper plate and have your child paint the paper plate brown; this will be the base for the wreath. Next, go for a walk to find leaves, acorns, and pine cones -- these will be the substance of the wreath. Once the plates have dried, give your child some white glue and let him or her have fun gluing the nature finds onto the wreath base. (After the kids are in bed, I use the hot glue gun to re-glue any loose pieces and attach a raffia bow.) Your child now has a unique fall decoration to hang on his bedroom door.


amyfauss said:

I like this idea, and think it would work well in the springtime too, with flowers, etc.

- Posted on Sep 30, 2007

Frisco said:

It was so fun to be outdoors collecting things to add to our fall wreath! An excellent idea!

- Posted on Sep 30, 2007

margreg said:

A great combination of outdoor exploring and indoor art project!

- Posted on Oct 1, 2007

bethmason_us said:

A perfect present for grandparents!

- Posted on Oct 1, 2007

I have a daycare and my kids love doing this kinda stuff, this is a great idea!!

- Posted on Sep 23, 2008

I am retired from teaching kindregarden/first grade for 34 yrs I like the nature walk .Go for a walk around the block, on the plal ground if possible , take a walk on the beach.Child can gather small sea shell.With all this nature collected they can lookup the names of leaves what kind of acorns andsea shells. .

- Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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