Winter Crafts for Kids


Fabulous Fabric Wreath
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Pencil-pushing fun turns plain squares of fabric into a lasting fabulous fabric wreath. A great winter craft project, kids can make one to keep, and others to give as presents.

What You'll Need:

  • Straw wreath
  • 1-1/2 yards each of 3 fabrics
  • Pinking or scalloped-edged scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ribbon
  • Optional silk flowers, charms, and other trinkets
  • Craft glue

Choose fabrics to coordinate with seasons or holidays. Using the pinking or scalloped-edged scissors, cut fabric into 2 x 2-inch squares.

With the pencil, push a square of fabric into the wreath. Continue pushing squares into the wreath until you have covered the front of the wreath. Tie a ribbon at the top of the wreath for hanging.

If you'd like, glue on flowers or other decorations to spruce up the wreath.

Variation for Younger Children

For a variation of the Fabulous Fabric Wreath that is easier for younger children to make, see below:

What You'll Need:

  • Wire hanger
  • Heavy-duty, needle-nosed pliers
  • 1-1/2 yards each of three fabrics
  • Pinking or scalloped-edge scissors

An adult should bend the wire hanger into a circle, leaving the hook portion in place. Use the heavy-duty, needle-nosed pliers to bend the hook into a loop for hanging the wreath.

Cut the fabric into 6 x 1-inch strips. Tie the fabric pieces onto the wire circle; push them close together so they completely cover the wire. The more fabric strips you tie on, the fuller the wreath will be.

For a different kind of wreath, see the bunches of beans wreath on the next page.

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