There is not a sweeter art activity than these cupcake liner wreaths for Spring. Great for honing skills such as beading and pom-pom making (fine motor), sorting and patterning (mathematics), and design. These can also just as easily become crowns (see below) or mobiles. Fact is, cupcake liners are one of my fave materials ever!
I also love using wire in my art classes. Kids love to bend it and make sculptures, it easily wraps around twigs and other objects, and it can also be made into a handle for cardboard or canvas paintings. I like getting the copper color, but it comes in many shades (see supply list below).
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Supplies for Cupcake Liner Wreaths:
~ Straws (IKEA has good ones, or Amazon)
~ Felt pieces, paper scraps, any small bit you can punch a hole in
~ Yarn (optional for pom-poms)
~ Pom-pom makers or make your own with cardboard
How to Make Cupcake Liner Wreaths:
1. First prepare the cupcake liners by cutting a hole in the middle. Or let the kids do it if they are old enough to use the hole punch. I find the best way to do this is to fold the liner in half and then punch half a hole in the middle. Don’t fold the liner with a crease, just gently fold it to find the middle. And by “punch half a hole” – well, you can figure that out when you try it!
2. Pre-cut some wire pieces and twist a bead at the end as a stopper.
3. Set out the beads and other materials in bowls, plates, or jars.
4. Let the kid bead. Encourage them to use all the supplies on the table.
5. When they are finished beading, tie the two end together!
6. If they want they can make a pom-pom. I cut these simple cardboard makers that were quick and easy for the kids to use. We also love using the plastic pom-pom makers, but they take more time.
The kids immediately put them on their head as a crown! Why not?
Hope you enjoy this craft, it’s really fun for every age. Tag me on Insta if you make them!
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