Do you have a plethora of brown paper bags in your closet or stashed under your sink? Here is a fun festive craft for you and your children to do this Thanksgiving season!
- Dinner Plate (to use as a template)
- Smaller Plate
- Cardboard Box or Piece of Cardboard
- Paper Bag
- Bottle Cap or Can Tab (for hanger)
- Paper For Leaf Template
- Spray Paint (optional)
- Use your dinner plate (or other big, circular object) to trace a circle on the cardboard. Make a second, smaller circle inside it, using a smaller plate or other circular object. Then cut out your wreath form.
- Draw a leaf shape on a piece of paper. Mine was about 3 inches long. Then trace around it on a paper grocery bag (still folded up) many times, to make a bunch of leaves.
- Cut out your leaves.
- Cut right through all the layers of the bag (even on the bottom where there are many layers of paper.)
- Fold each leaf in half. Make a strong crease down the center. Then unfold.
- Glue the leaves to your wreath form. Keep them all going the same direction. I didn't use all the leaves I cut out of one bag. Save
- the extras for a second wreath, but fill in as much as you can.
- Glue your cap or tab on the back of the wreath to use as a hanger.
- If you choose to do so, spray lightly with gold spray paint.
To find this craft and more, click on the link below! Happy Holidays! www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/paper-bag-wreaths/