– by Mary May Larmoyeux – The leaves are just beginning to turn in Arkansas where I live. Soon the hills will be ablaze with color! If you are looking for something fun and easy to do with the children or greandchildren, now is the time to make a one-of-a kind handprint wreath for fall. They are easy to create!
- Cut a wreath ring out of poster board or cardboard and set this aside.
- Make leaves by tracing each child’s hands on colored construction paper (choose fall colors). Repeat this several times.
- Ask the children to write something that they are thankful for on each leaf. Little ones may want to draw pictures instead of writing words.
- Now, randomly layer and glue the hands around the wreath ring until it is covered.
- Decorate the leaves with some pumpkin or turkey stickers as an added touch.
Here are a couple of online examples of autumn handprint wreaths:
Wreath “a” from Apples4theteacher
Wreath “b” from Organizability
For those with loved ones who live out-of-town, you may want to send the children everything they need to make a handprint wreath in their own home. You could even make one in your own home while being connected to the kids or grandkids via Facetime or Skype.
Do you have a favorite fall project to make with your family? Would you tell us about it?
Post and photo © 2014, 2016 by Mary May Larmoyeux.
Searching for some creative ideas for grandparents? Check out The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild’s Heart. It’s written by a USA Teacher of the Year, Nancy Downing, and Mary Larmoyeux, a writer for FamilyLife. Paper and electronic versions are available. (Great for parents, aunts and uncles, too!)