Looking for a quick holiday art activity for your toddler? Try making an easy Christmas wreath!
I look forward to making this easy Christmas wreath with my kids every year. It’s a simple activity that I used to do with Kindergarteners when I was a teacher but I’ve adapted it to be a toddler friendly activity. I love it and the final product is oh-so-cute.
I put a little painting twist on this activity using a homemade brush. It’s one of my favorite ways to paint.
This easy Christmas wreath activity is so easy to prep!
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Here’s how I quickly set up this activity: I grabbed a piece of white construction paper for our wreath. To make the wreath outline, I first traced a large dinner plate as the outside edge and a smaller salad plate as the inside edge.
Making a “holly friendly” paint brush
Now for the paint brushes: to give the wreath a “holly look” I used a cotton face swab hooked to a clothes pin (say what?!). I know, it’s a little cooky but it makes for a great holly look when it’s dabbed onto the paper.
My toddlers loved this and I loved watching them create their wreaths. It was such a great model of where each is at developmentally. My 3 year old followed the shape of the wreath so much better than I expected. My 23 month old was all over the place and I loved it. It’s all about the process.
The second step: adding the holly berries
After the paint dried, we added holly berries using q-tips dipped in red paint. So much fun to add the berries to the wreaths. And it’s always fun to have a 2-part activity!
Finally, after the wreaths had fully dried, I carefully cut them out and added a construction paper red bow (just for fun).
The kids couldn’t be prouder of their wreaths and neither could I! I loved how this activity went and how awesome the final product came out. I love how different they look even though they are the same design and the kids followed the same directions. It shows their ages and personalities perfectly.
Will you try this easy Christmas wreath activity with your family?