Halloween is approaching and it’s time to get crafty! Today I’m sharing how we’ve made a Halloween wreath by combining two other crafts the children have made. Click through to see how they made the styrofoam ball and tissue paper pumpkin, and the styrofoam ball spider craft.
Halloween Wreath Supplies
- a styrofoam wreath form
- black crepe paper or fabric scraps
- a styrofoam pumpkin
- a styrofoam spider
- Halloween stickers or confetti
- A piece of ribbon
How to Make a Halloween Wreath
We cut our black crepe paper into strips about 6cm wide and then glued the end of one strip to the back side of the styrofoam wreath form at a bit on an angle.
The children took turns wrapping the crepe paper around the wreath. When we came near the end of a strip, we cut it off and glued the end of it to the back of the wreath. Then they repeated the process with another strip of crepe paper and continued on until the entire wreath was covered.
We tied a piece of ribbon through the wreath and knotted it to make a hanger. By doing this step now it means the kids can balance the rest of the wreath with their decorations.
Then the children glued on the pumpkin and spider they’d made previously.
To fill in the empty spaces, the children had a lot of fun gluing little shiny bits of Halloween confetti onto the front and sides of their Halloween wreath.
When it’s all done and dried, hang your Halloween wreath and have a safe and happy holiday!
You could make a new little adornment to add to this wreath each year and have a lovely decorative piece full of memories.
Do you have plans for Halloween this year?
If you’d like to see more Halloween fun ideas, why not try our spider-themed snack, or crawl over to our Halloween ideas page. And if you’d like your child to practice some simple math, have a peek at our Spider Math Match File Folder Game.