Family Hand Wreath


Family Hand Wreath

This was a project that even my Husband got into working on with us. So on one of his nights off we all sat down tracing hands and cutting them out. I still have not let my little one use a scissors yet, however he is showing great signs that he is ready for his first pair of safty scissors. Im sure this will be another proud moment is this crafting moms life. The layers in the wreath im sure are obvious as they go my little boy, myself, and then my husband.

Christmas Family Hand Wreath

Supplies:

  • Average amount of sheets of paper per adult 6-10
  • Average amount of sheets of paper per child 2-6
  • 1 sheet of white paper
  • glue
  • clear tap
  • glitter (red or silver)
  • scissors

Instructions:

  1. Trace your child’s hand onto the piece of construction paper. ( It is best if you trace one and cut it out and then use that as a template for the rest) Make sure you try to utilize as much space as to fit as many hands on the paper as you can. My son is 4 yrs old and I was able to get 4 hands on a piece of paper and my husband was able to get 5 so try to sqeeze as many as you can to save on paper. I used 12 in my wreath. Do the same for every member in your family. For the adults you wont need as many hands because they will cover more space.
  2. After you have traced all your hands then cut them all out.
  3. After you are finished cutting out your hands be sure to place them all so that the ink side is facing you. If you wish to have your child color the wreath let them color the hands at this point then when they are done place them all so that the coloring side is face down.
  4. Now it is time to form your wreath. Start by working from the front to the back (securing each layer before moving on to the next.(steps 5 and 6)) Place your hands in a circle making sure you leave an empty space in the middle. Try and get the hands around the circle as evenly as possible.
  5. Now use your clear tap and place little pieces of tap around the inner edge to keep the hand wreath in position.
  6. Then take your glue and glue down the hands to each other.
  7. When you are finished gluing turn the wreath over and glue any other parts of the palms of the hands that are flopping around.

Thats it for the wreath. If you would like to add a paper bow the instructions for the bow are below

Bow Instructions:

  1. On your white piece of paper draw the shape of a bow and cut it out
  2. brush on a coat of glue on the entire bow
  3. sprinkle your glitter to cover the whole bow
  4. set aside and allow ample amount of drying time.
  5. When dry glue your bow onto the bottom of your wreath

Thats it!! Please comment back and I would love to see your Christmas Family Hand Wreaths

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