This invitation to create a wreath with play dough is a fun, open-ended Christmas activity that sparks creativity and develops fine motor skills!
This activity is simple and easy to set up. You can use supplies that you have around the house or ones that can easily be bought at the dollar store. Leave the supplies out on a tray or spread around a table and invite your child to use their creativity to decorate a beautiful Christmas wreath and then do it over and over again.
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Green play dough
Foam Christmas stickers (leave the backing on)
Pipe cleaners – we like this tinsel kind
And anything else that you can think of to decorate the wreath
I found a Christmas craft pack at Michael’s that had pipe cleaners and pom poms combined
1. Lay all the supplies out on the table along with a picture or two of a wreath if you think your child needs to be reminded of what one looks like.
I helped Evan form the wreath because he is only 3.5 years old and that task was still too difficult for him. After that, he did the rest on his own. He picked the materials he wanted to use from the tray and put them wherever he wanted. He would decorate the wreath and then take all the pieces off and start again. He spent a long time creating and making beautiful wreaths. I was truly impressed by his creativity!
For more Christmas activities for kids, check out my Christmas for Kids Pinterest board!