I’m going to say this outright: crafts are hard for me! If I’m going to do any sort of craft at home it needs to be two things:
Ok yes technically that’s one thing but it bares repeating.
So, any craft that happens in my house is going to be really easy and won’t be intimidating to those less, ahem, crafty moms.
Paper Plate Heart Wreath
My friend Kelly, who happens to be super crafty, showed me how to make cute, simple paper plate heart wreaths in time for Valentine’s Day.
- Construction paper
- Paper plate
- Glue sticks
- Construction Paper
- Paper Plate
- Glue sticks
1. Choose 2 or 3 colors of construction paper, which you'll be using to cut out the hearts.
2. Cut out various sizes of colored hearts. Freehand cutting works fine, but you could use a stencil, too. We used shades of red and pink for the hearts, but shades of purple and pink would also look really nice!
3. Cut out the inner part of your paper plate, making sure to leave the outside rim in tact. The outside rim will become the body of the wreath. Younger children will likely need help with this step; you may want to have the paper plates cut ahead of time.
4. Cover the paper plate rim with glue.
5. Glue your hearts onto the paper plate rim, layering one on top of the other until you're happy with the look.
5. Glue a ribbon onto the back of the paper plate, so that you can hang your wreath.
If you're doing this craft with younger kids, you may want to have the hearts and paper plates cut out in advance, so the kids can glue and decorate instead of cutting.
And there you have it! Even for the least crafty among us (I’m looking in the mirror as I type this), the paper plate wreath craft is about as easy to pull off as they come.
The kids love it, and it will look cute hanging up in your house. Win win.