An autumn paper plate leaf wreath is the perfect fall activity or craft to make with your kids whatever their age. Paper plates remain one of my favorite ways to make wreaths with kids due to their affordability, but also their flexibility.
What you will need to make your paper plate wreaths
- Paper plates – we used large ones
- Leaves – Ours were from Craft Merrily – yes they are fake, but real ones would look ace too
- Glue – we used Bostik Extra Strength Sticki Dots and a Low Melt Glue gun
- Ribbon for hanging
How to make your Wreath
As my boys are older they cut the middle from the paper places leaving the outside ring, this step is something you can do for younger ones.
They then decided on which leaf they would use where and Mini stuck his on using a Bostik Extra Strength Sticki Dots.
Maxi being a little older is getting more and more proficient on using a glue gun. We use the Tec305-LT12 Low Melt gun from Glue Guns Direct.
Both carried on round until the wreath was covered in leaves and you couldn’t see the paper plate at all.
Using some ribbon from my stash me made a loop and secured it on the back of the paper plate with sticky tape.
We love these tissue paper fall wreaths from Happy Hooligans, they are great for preschoolers and toddlers as they love to scrunch and stick tissue paper.
Real leaves look stunning too and Buggy and Buddy show you three ways to preserve leaves in this post. You could also laminate your leaves to make them last longer.
Simply designing show us how to make stunning paper plate wreath with real leaves.