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The crafts (and the cough) continue! Yesterday we started a new tradition, doing Five Days Of Christmas Crafts the week before Christmas. Our salt dough ornaments were a success and today we moved on to a handprint wreath. Another classic!
Squeaks did this one solo. Little Dude was too distracted by the big bag of pom-poms I took out to decorate our wreath. So I just gave him some tongs and let him entertain himself with some fine motor skills.
Our supply list:
First we traced Squeaks hand onto the construction paper a bunch of times using a green marker. I used green marker on green paper so the lines wouldn’t stand out too much but still enough for Squeaks to see where to cut. Squeaks gets pretty intense when she using her little scissors. She would have been sitting there for hours cutting out those hands so I had her cut out a few and I did the rest. She’s a perfectionist and gets frustrated that she can’t cut it perfectly yet, although her scissors skills are definitely strong. Only one of her paper hands is missing a finger! Progress. 😉 I chose to help her with part to avoid a meltdown. I’m usually as hand-off as possible to give her creative freedom.
After cutting out all those precious little hands, Squeaks took charge of gluing them onto the paper plate. It’s hard to tell in the picture but I did cut the middle out off the plate to give us a nice wreath shape. Next she glued on the pom-poms, and we added ribbon to hang it. Easy-peasy! And she’s super proud of it.