January always makes me so sad! The weather is gray and cold, it gets dark right when you get home from work and all the Christmas decorations have been taken down and put away (or at least turned off HAHA!) until next season. My kids are apparently allergic to the cold weather unless there is snow on the ground so that means we are stuck inside. UGHHH!
I am always stuck coming up with ideas to keep them engaged, off technology, and not fighting with each other. Hopefully, I can save you some trouble of doing that yourself (at least for one afternoon...)
This is a fun and easy craft for the kids to make that will brighten up any dreary winter day!
The supplies are typically laying around most crafty homes!
Paper Plate (the cheap ones are perfect)
White papers or other wintery decorations
Let's get started!
Fold the paper plate in half and cut out the center so that you have a ring. This will serve as the frame for the wreath. Set aside! Draw a mitten shape for the pattern (If you need a pattern trace your hand with your 4 fingers together and thumb out slightly) Cut out your pattern
Using your pattern, trace 12-15 mittens on various colors of construction paper
Cut out the mittens
Get Creative! Use markers to draw different winter mitten designs, use stickers, make snow flakes. Add construction paper accents in different colors. The sky is the limit!
Grab your paper plate ring and run a bead of glue around the edge close to the center. Place your mittens around the ring. I like the thumbs to be on top so that they look more like mittens. You can do a pattern with your colors or whatever you like. Once you have all your mittens glued, turn over your wreath (gently) and punch a hole in the plate. Tie string or ribbon to the hole for hanging.
All done! Don't forget to share a pic of your artwork using #CreativeAtHomeArt on Instagram. I can't wait to see how you made the project your own.
Still have questions?!?!?
Check out this video for more info on how to make it!
Do you want more activities like this for your kids? Join the Artsy Kids Club. It is a virtual club that meets weekly on Thursdays. It is perfect for Elementary aged kids who would like to get artsy! We do all different activities with a focus on Acrylic painting and craft. If you would like to join check out more info HERE
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