Our tissue paper wreath craft is a fantastic project to do with your children
and it is a great homemade decoration! As our daughter is a very very
active toddler (with a toddler sized attention span) we went through a few
different versions of this craft before coming up with the one listed below, so
we know this craft is suitable for younger children. Our daughter had a
lot of fun playing with the tissue paper and especially "painting" with the
What you'll need:
How to make your Tissue Paper Wreath Craft
- Poster board or light cardboard (heavier scrapbook paper works too)
- Disposable foam paint brushes
- Green, red and white tissue paper
- Piece of yarn or string
- Paper plate (to use as a template)
- Small circle and bow template
- Trace the paper plate onto a piece of poster board. Position
our small circle template inside this outline and trace around it.
Cut out the circles so that you are left with a ring.
- Tie the string around ring so that you will be able to hang it up
- Cut green tissue paper into strips that are 1-2 inches wide and
about 6 inches long. Crumple them up. (Note: we tried doing
this with smaller squares and it takes forever to make enough pieces to
cover the whole circle. Our daughter lost interest before we got
halfway around and it was hard for her little hands to crumple the small
squares. This method using strips was much easier for her to do.
She had a lot of fun and it allowed the craft to go quick enough to hold
- "Paint" the poster board ring with glue so that it is evenly spread
and then place the crumpled tissue paper on to cover the poster board.
- Tear off small pieces of red tissue paper and crumple them tightly.
Glue randomly around the wreath.
- Trace our bow template onto a piece of poster board and cut it out.
Cut out strips of red tissue paper and crumple as above. Tear off
a small piece of white tissue paper and crumple it tightly into a ball.
Cover the bow piece with glue and add the red tissue paper with the
white ball in the center of the bow.
- Glue your finished bow onto the bottom of the wreath.