By Jenny Holden, AYS Volunteer
It’s that time of year again. The holiday season is quickly coming to an end. Soon we will be ringing in the New Year, which means the kiddos have been home for a while and they’re probably starting to get cabin fever. It also means all the beautiful lights and holiday decorations we’ve enjoyed over the last month are on their way down. It’s bitter sweet for me to take down the holiday decor. I love how magical everything feels when it’s up but I love getting my house back when it’s done. Meanwhile, my son has been out of school for a while now and he’s getting a little antsy. So to keep him busy, and help me say goodbye to the holidays, we’re making a New Year’s Wreath together. It’s easy to make and you probably already have the materials you need at home.
Here’s what you need to get started:
- Paper or a plastic plate
- Glue stick
- Hot glue
- Thin cardboard (such as cereal box cardboard)
- Tinsel garland (you could recycle from your holiday decorations)
Once you have all your materials follow these easy steps:
- Cut out the center of a piece of paper or plastic plate to form your wreath base.
- Glue one end of your tinsel garland to the back of the plate with hot glue and wrap it all around the wreath shaped plate.
- Once you have finished covering the wreath shape with the tinsel garland, glue the end piece to the back of the plate.
- Using a marker, draw the outline of the new year’s date.
- Cut out these numbers.
- Cover the numbers in glue using your craft glue stick.
- Sprinkle glitter on top of the numbers and set aside to dry completely.
- Glue each number to the top of the wreath using hot glue.
Go to www.pbs.org for pictures and instructions. We’re looking forward to spending 2015 with you. Happy New Year, and we hope you enjoy you’re wreath as much as we do!