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When it comes to decorating for holidays, we spend a lot of time here in our house, crafting our own.
Now that Nicholas is old enough to really start understanding holidays, I try to get him involved as much as possible. Because no matter how the crafts turn out, those made by the 3 year old will always be ten times cuter than anything I could make myself :)
And Pinterest, without a doubt, is one of my favorite sources of inspiration!
While scrolling through my Pinterest feed a few days ago, I came across this incredibly adorable confetti collage from Picklebums and knew immediately that we needed to find a way to incorporate that into our Christmas crafting.
And, with that in mind, our confetti Christmas wreath was created!
While this started out as a fun craft for us to make, it wound up being such an incredible learning experience as well.
The confetti itself has such a unique texture when your preschooler sticks their hands in and picks it up that your craft time can double as a sensory experience and picking up bits of confetti really gives those fine motor muscles a workout.
And seeing how all of the items we used to create our wreath were circular, we used this opportunity to talk more about shapes and pick out more items around the house that were also circular.
Now, if you’re making your own confetti like we did, that part can be a little time consuming, but the rest of it is a breeze!
To prepare, you’ll want to make some confetti. The best part of making your own is that you can make it in whatever color you’d like :) We obviously used some green construction paper and Nicholas and I both used a hole punch to cut out a pretty decent amount of confetti.
To make your wreath, you’ll need:
- Construction paper, poster board, or cardboard cut into a wreath shape
- Pom Poms
You’ll want to make sure that you cover your surface to keep your glue from getting everywhere and then grab a paintbrush and spread some glue all over your wreath cutout.
Add your confetti to the entire surface of your wreath. You’ll probably have to shake the excess off a time or two before you’re done :)
Add some red pom poms to complete the Christmas look and you’re all set!
While you’re wreath is drying, take the opportunity to discuss the fact that everyone on your project is a circle and spend some time searching for a few more circles around the house.