Paper Hand Wreath


Celebrate the power of unity through a beautiful wreath made of paper notepad hands, found in our R51220 Hand Padlet!

Age: 3+

Duration: 10 minutes

Learning Objectives: Connect activity to basic discussions about unity and equality or to popular global events such as We Day, Earth Day or International World Health Day! Decorate your classroom with beautiful simple wreaths. Create wreaths as a group activity.


You’ll Need:

 • R51220 Hand Padlet

R22052 Double Color Card Sheets

• Paper plate

• Scissors

• Glue

• Jar

• Pen



Let’s start off by making the card wreath base. You’ll need a paper plate for reference and a sheet of Double Color Card. You can choose any color of card paper you like.


First, cut off the rim around the paper plate to make it fit into the size of the colored card. If you choose to use another type of card for your wreath base, adjust the size of the paper plate to fit.


Place the plate onto the card and trace around the cut rim.


Cut the resulting tracing out. This should form a rough circle. Next, place the bottom of your jar onto the center of the circle cutout. Trace the inside portion.


It helps to loosely fold the card circle in half, then cut through the center with your scissors. Use the cut to maneuver your way around the inner circle.


Now you’re ready to start decorating! Grab one of the hand padlet sheets and write the names of your students, or instruct your students to write the names of their peers.


You’ll need about 10 names in total to fill the wreath. You can use more to fill up the wreath to its max.


Start to glue down the hands onto the wreath. You can overlap the thumbs to keep them from covering up too much of each name.


Work your way around the wreath until you’ve completely covered up the base. Now it looks complete and ready to hang in your classroom display!


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Tissue Paper Button Wreath


Start the Christmas decorating with a simple take-home ornament! Children younger than 5 years can experience the joy of making their own decorations with standard materials you will find in your classroom.

Age: 3-5 years

Duration: 10 minutes

Learning Objectives:

You’ll Need:

R22052 Double Color Card Sheets

R2131 Bright Buttons

R2172 Tissue Circles

• Gluestick

• Scissors

• Pencil

• Hole punch


This wreath is nice and compact to be hung off a doorknob or can be tacked to the center of a child’s room door. Hang up on a tree for a rustic “crafty” look!


We are going to make a simple wreath out of tissue paper and card paper, using the buttons as ornaments to decorate it. Use coordinating colors to make your wreath. You don’t have to make the wreath exclusively for the holidays. Instead, you can adapt it based on different colors that are relative to various seasons! Test out different combinations of colors and materials to see which work best.


Let’s start with making the wreath.


Fold the sheet of Double Color Card sheet in half.


Use scissors to cut a small semi-circle out of the center of the folded sheet. Cut off the corners of the folded sheet and round out the edges to form a larger semi-circle.


Now, unfold the wreath.


Punch a hole into the top of the wreath. Cut a length of decorative ribbon and thread through the hole. Tie a knot at one end.


To add texture to your wreath, you will need to use our Tissue Circles, or find scraps of green tissue paper in your scrap paper box.


Take a scrap of green tissue paper and scrunch it in the center. Pull out the surrounding paper, much like you would when stuffing tissue paper into a gift bag.


Dab a bit of glue onto the wreath and press the scrunched tissue paper on top.


Add more tissue paper scraps all the way around the wreath.


Glue a Bright Button onto the center of each tissue paper section. Enjoy a beautiful but easy-to-make decoration for this holiday season!


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