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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, October 7, 2011

Handprint Wreaths

Friday's Grand Connection Fun

With a little help, the grandkids can have a one-of-a-kind autumn wreath. They are sooo easy to make! Here's how:

  • Cut a wreath ring out of poster board or cardboard and set this aside.
  • Trace each grandchild’s hands on colored construction paper (choose fall colors).
  • Repeat this several times.  
  • Help the grandkids write something they are thankful for on each leaf. (Of course, older grandchildren could do this by themselves.)
  • Now, randomly layer/glue the hands around the wreath until it is covered. 
  • Decorate the leaves with some pumpkin or turkey stickers as an added touch.
Here are a couple of examples of autumn handprint wreaths:

Autumn Handprint Wreath “b”

I'd love to hear about your experience with your grandchildren making autumn wreaths. Please share any tips or ideas that you have for us!

Have a great weekend,
co-author of The Grand Connection: 365 Ways to Connect with Your Grandchild's Heart

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Photo © Margaret Thompson. Used with permission.


TNT said...

What a sweet activity that has the potential to leave a very lasting impression because it is simple, targeted, and memorable. Thanks for the idea!

Mary Mary Larmoyeux said...

Hi, TNT! For me these days, "simple" is the name of the game. :)