I think easy crafts has always been something we have loved. And paper plate wreaths have been a favorite of ours! Today’s wreath is great for the 4th of July, Flag Day, or any red, white, and blue theme!
These are simple and easy to make and work great for various ages to make.
The simple wreaths that kids can make for the different seasons have been fun. And this is a great addition for the 4th of July!
I like having simple and easy crafts to do. And not everyone wants something complicated to when you are making a craft. That is why these wreaths are perfect. They work great for different age groups together.
Plus the glitter cardstock is loads of fun to use. I love the bright colors of the different sheets.
I love pairing crafts with a books and I have always loved the book Red, White, and Blue: The Story of the American Flag. I is a simple book but great for learning about the flag and the colors.
What you need for this paper plate wreath:
This is all the items we used to make this craft.
- paper plate (with center cut out)
- glitter cardstock red, blue and silver
- 3 star punch set
- 2 inch star punch
- paint tray
How to make the Red, White & Blue Star Wreath
We started out by punch out a lot of stars. We did a mix of red, blue, and silver stars. We did three different sizes. It is fun to change things up and this was fun.
If you have smaller kids you could do that punching in advance, but I love letting them use the punch for the deep pressure sensory they get their hands.
You can punch until you have a collection of stars or do one at a time. We like to do all the punching first.
Then you place the stars around your wreath in the way you want. You can place and glue or place and then glue. It all depends on how you want to do it. We each had our own idea of how many stars to place and where to place them. I love flexible crafts like this.
I can also say that one of our glue bottles was not working so it was hard to share but we found the putting glue on the tiny stars with a q-tip was easier to do! So I pulled out a paint tray and put glue in it and we used some q-tips.
Here is a look at our final Wreaths
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Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com