When the fall season approaches, you and your family may be looking to decorate the house for the season. This can be a lot of fun and get everyone into the season of fall. There are plenty of fall decorations you can buy in the store, but have you ever thought of creating any of your own? This can help you to save money on fall decor, cure boredom, and just be a nice hobby in general.
One fall craft to consider is the fall wreath craft. This craft is easy and just about anyone will be able to do it, both children and adults. If you would like to make your own fall home decor, then here are the materials and directions for this fall wreath craft. There are a few options for some of the steps, so it is best to read through the materials and directions before starting on the craft.
Note: Depending on the child and his or her age, adult supervision may be required, as there will be cutting and gluing involved.
Tape or a push pin (thumb tack).
Crayons or colored pencils (optional).
Paper plate (optional).
1. Take a piece of construction paper and draw a wreath as big as you can. You can use two cups or bowls of different sizes to help you draw it. Remember, you are not just cutting out the outside of the wreath, but you are cutting out the middle as well.
Another option would be to cut the center out of a paper plate, to make it look like a wreath.
2. If desired, use the crayons or colored pencils to color the construction paper or paper plate wreath.
3. Go outside to collect the leaves. This can be from your front or backyard, the local park, or a location that is close, familiar, and safe.
If you do not want to collect leaves, then you can draw and cut them out of construction paper (for realistic leaves, you should use brown, orange, red, yellow, and green construction paper).
If you would like, you can even mix up the real leaves with the cut-out leaves. Regardless, you want as many leaves as you think will fill the wreath.
You can also use the construction paper to draw and cut out berries and acorns.
4. Glue the real or cut-out leaves and the cut out berries and acorns onto the wreath. You can arrange them in any pattern you would like, but be sure you fill up the entire wreath.
5. Allow time for the glue to dry.
6. If desired, you can also draw and cut out a bow, pumpkin, or anything fall related to glue to the top center of the wreath. Of course if you decide to do this, you need to give the glue time to dry.
7. One the fall wreath craft is completely dry, use a push pin (thumbtack) or tape to attach it to the door or wall.
This fall wreath craft is pretty easy and requires pretty basic materials. This can be a great craft for families, schools, and child care centers. You can use it as decorations for the house, a party, or even to give as a gift (for example, children can make them for a relative, friend, or a teacher). You can even make more than one to hang around the house!
Have fun working on your fall wreath craft, and have a great fall season!