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Colorful Mitten Christmas Wreath

by on Dec 11th, 2010

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I’ve seen a variety of Christmas wreaths in various blog sites this season. I loved most of the ideas but I wanted to come up with something different and unique. Last year, my kids made a puzzle wreath! It turned out to be really cute and I’ll try to post a blog about it as soon as I find those pictures! This year, we wanted to make a hand print wreath but the other class had already done it a week ahead of us. So we thought of something else. My partner and I came up with a mitten wreath instead.

Not only did it turn out to be really colorful, but the kids also got to practice their color matching skills!

What you will need

  • Dark shades of colored semi-cardboard paper
  • Lighter shades of colored paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper plate
  • Green paint

Teacher’s Preparation:

Step 1: Cut out mittens with the same size as the child’s hand on the dark shades of colored paper

Step 2: Print out some Christmas symbols on the lighter shades of colored paper

Step 3: Paint the outer part of the paper plate green and cut out the center

Kid’s Turn

Step 1: Let the kids glue the symbols on the mittens. This part enables them to practice color matching

Step 2: Glue the mittens on the paper plates

We printed out candles with their names on it and placed it in the middle of the wreath! Display it around your classroom! Happy holidays!


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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