Paper Christmas Wreath Craft

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Your child can make this simple, pretty paper Christmas wreath craft (or eternity ring) while practicing scissor cutting skills. The cutting lines are provided on a free printable template.

There is quite a bit of scissor cutting involved in this task, so you may want to have your child work on it over a few days, or have more than one child work on it together.

Your child will be cutting out the lines, but adult assistance will be needed to cut the paper plate and to staple the looped lines to the plate.

You will need:

  • 6-8 Sheets of colored construction paper, printed with the cutting lines (download the printable here).
  • A paper plate
  • Scissors (for your child)
  • A stapler (for you)
Supplies to make the paper Christmas wreath craft for kidsSupplies needed

For tips on teaching your child to cut with scissors, read my page on scissor cutting. This is a great activity to have your child practice cutting along straight lines, and the end product is lovely!
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Instructions for Paper Christmas Wreath

Step 1

Have your child cut out the strips along the lines. I cut the sheets of paper in half, so the paper was not too unwieldy for my child.

There are a LOT of lines, so it's fine to take a few sessions to do this, or have more than one child cut out the lines!

Child learning to cut along thick black lines to make a Christmas craftCut out along the lines

Step 2

An adult needs to cut out the center of the paper plate.

Don't worry if the edges are a little jagged, they will be hidden by the strips of paper once they are attached.

Cut out the center of the plate to make the hole for the Christmas paper wreath/eternity ringCut out the center of the plate

Step 3

Loop each strip so the edges meet, and staple them to the plate as shown. An adult needs to staple the strips

  • Tip 1: The strips need to be attached right next to each other in the same row.
make a paper Christmas wreath with strips of looped paper - step 1Loop the strips and staple them to the plate
  • Tip 2:The edge of the strips should be at right angles to the curve of the hole at that point.

Step 4

Layer the next row in front of the previous one, keeping the edges of the strips at right angles to the hole.

  • I alternated the colors in each row.
make a paper Christmas wreath with strips of looped paper - alternating the colorsLayer the strips of paper
  • This is what the space between each row of strips should look like if you lift it up.
Layer the strips of paper for the Christmas wreath/eternity ringKeep layering

Finishing It Off

For the very last row, you will need to lift up your first row to staple the loops behind it.

completing the Christmas paper wreath/eternity ringFinal row
Completed Christmas paper wreath craftCompleted!
attach a ribbonAttach a ribbon

The finished wreath hanging on our wall! My daughter was so proud of this!

It was a lot of cutting for her, but we did it over a few days and it was a great way for her to strengthen her hand muscles.

Paper Christmas wreath - scissor cutting craft for kidsHanging up!

If you like this Christmas craft, but want to have the template and the instructions in an accessible format, then check out my Free Christmas Cutting Printables!

Or get a whole lot more Christmas scissor crafts for kids  here...

"From everlasting to everlasting, You are God"

Psalm 90:2

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Christmas Cutting Practice Printables!

This paper Christmas wreath craft is one of many Christmas cutting activities in this printable resource! Only 2 or 3 of the activities are found on my website, the rest are exclusive to the e-book!

There are 17 different nativity-themed scissor crafts, all with photographed instructions and a variety of templates - over 40 templates in all!

Suitable for a range of skills - from preschoolers who are just learning to use scissors, all the way to early elementary kids who need more practice with their scissor skills.

Photos and instructions for every activity!

View my Christmas Scissor Cutting Printables now!

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