Friday, December 3, 2010

Holiday Wreath Gift

This year I am having my Kindergarten student make a wreath for the classroom teachers. Here's how it all began.

First, I made copies of holiday ornaments. (I used the holiday ornament cutout from Creative Teaching Press. However, you can use any shape of ornament design you want.) I had my student color & cut out 2. Why 2? That way I get to pick the best one.

Next, came my part. At the start of the school year I take all my students pictures and print several copies on tag paper for various activities. I keep several copies on hand for different kinds of craft activities. So I cut them out in a circle, about the same size as the ornaments.

Then I get a paper plate and cut a circle.

This is the tricky part. You have to lay out the ornaments and pctures out on the plate and get everything just right before you glue anything down. I glue down the ornaments first then the students pictures on top.

Finally, I punch a hole into the paper plate an string some ribbon through, so it can be hung. I decorate it further with glitter, bows or ribbon but you could actually just leave it as is.

I wrap it in front of my students and we then deliver them to their classroom teachers. They love having something to give that they had a part in making.

What do you think? What could I do to make it better? Do you like it or not?


  1. That is so cute! I love it! Thank you for sharing!

  2. How brilliant to take the pictures at the beginning of the year and print multiple copies to have on hand. Love it! Thanks for linking up with TBA's Christmas Craft Linky Party! :)


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