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Christmas Wreaths

I’m taking a break from my learning articles today to post a Christmas craft. When my son was little, he did a really cool project in school that even autistic children may be able to enjoy.

The class brought plain wreath circles to school and scraps of material. The teacher and parents helped cut the scraps into long enough strips to tie around the wreath shapes. This made a repetitious craft, which was easy for the kids to catch onto. They learned how to tie knots, which was a helpful skill. They learned how to use scraps to decorate, which is thrifty. Plus, they made a decoration which could proudly be displayed for any season, depending on which one you wish to make one for! It doesn’t even have to be for Christmas. This helps self-esteem.

For the circles, any round shape that can be a base to tie material around is great. The resulting wreath makes a great door decoration/conversation piece the kids can be proud of and also a good, low-cost gift for family and friends.

Before you throw away those old clothes or favorite blankets the kids love, consider using the material for a wreath they could hang on their door. You could even take material from a parent’s or grandparents’ disgarded clothing, make a wreath for someone that would contain sentimental value.

Enjoy your scraps today!

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