How to make a handprint Christmas wreath

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There’s no better way to spend the festive season than making Christmas crafts with the kids, especially crafts that let you keep and show off their precious handprints each year, like this homemade handprint Christmas wreath.

A homemade Christmas wreath is a classic Christmas craft but this easy design is much easier for children. To make your own handprint Christmas wreath, all you really need is a paper plate, teeny-tiny hands and lots of lovely paint. Your little ones will enjoy getting their fingers stuck into some messy paint and they’ll love hanging their finished Christmas craft on their bedroom door too. You could even help them personalise their wreaths by making a name plaque for them. Just write your child’s name in glitter on a small circle of card, then stick it to the centre of their wreath.

Scroll down for our easy step-by-step guide on how to make a handprint Christmas wreath.

Age group: Kids as young as 3 can get involved in making a handprint Christmas wreath. They will just need help cutting out the handprints and holly, plus tying the ribbons on at the end.

What you will need

  • 1 large paper plate (we used a red plate but any colour will do)
  • A few sheets of white card
  • 1 large sheet of green tissue paper
  • Acrylic paint colours squirted onto paper plates (we used red, green, brown and purple)
  • Festive ribbon
  • String of festive red beads
  • Scissors
  • Blu-tack
  • Glue stick
  • Pen
  • Paintbrush (optional)