Hand-y Paper Plate Wreath

A Christmas craft worthy of gift giving. This craft helps develop fine motor skills with tracing and cutting. Although best suited to children 5-8 years old, this craft can be adapted for younger children as well.

What you need:


  1. An adult needs to cut out the center of the paper plate leaving approximately 2-4" on the outside.
  2. Paint the plate green. I prefer to use the back of the plate, but it really doesn't matter.
  3. While the paint is drying: trace and cut out hand prints on green construction paper. You should need around 8-16 child sized handprints. This can be done by an adult for younger children.
  4. Glue handprints onto the plate so that the fingers overlap the palms all around the plate. Don't glue down the finger part, you want them to stick out like the greenery on a wreath of evergreen boughs. You may wish to curl the fingers by wrapping them around a pencil.
  5. Glue on some red circles for berries. You can embellish the berries with red glitter glue if desired.

Note: If you wish to hang your wreath, use a hole punch to make two holes at the top and tie a ribbon through it.

Christmas Hand-y Paper Plate Wreath Craft Photos

Hand-y Paper Plate Wreath

Christmas Kids Wreath Craft

Paper Plate Hand Wreath

Children love their handprint craft

Kid Handprint Wreath

Wreath Craft

Finished product