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Puzzled Christmas Wreath

by on Dec 18th, 2011

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It’s always fun to come up with a variety of objects to glue unto our Christmas wreaths! Last year, we tried gluing mittens and bottle caps, this year, we tried using old puzzle pieces to make colorful wreaths!

So I’m sure most of you have tried letting your kids put together a puzzle or two and after completing it, the puzzle pieces start getting lost one by one. So now you’re left with a box filled with incomplete puzzle pieces, what do you do with them? Here’s what!


What you will need:

  • Small puzzle pieces
  • Paper plate
  • Glue
  • Poster paint
  • Scissors
  • Red construction paper
  • Paintbrush/ Small tong



What you will do:

Step 1: Cut the middle of the paper plate to make it into a donut shape




Step 2: Paint the paper plate green




Step 3: While waiting for it to dry, start painting the puzzle pieces. You can either dip the whole thing in the paint, or paint it one by one.


Both have their own benefits… for the solo painting, notice how the child had to carefully hold the puzzle piece. Fine motor skills are being developed. As for the dipping, you can have them use a TONG to carefully put in and take out the puzzle pieces. (I used my hands just to try it out)



Step 4: Cut out a ribbon shape using the red construction paper.



Step 5: Start pasting everything! Begin with the ribbon, then proceed with the puzzle pieces.




Step 6: Once done, hang it in your living room or even on your front door! Merry Christmas guys!




Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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