This is good scissor skills practice for kindergarten children - the images are all circles making them fairly easy to cut out.
You can just make the craft as presented or you can make it more of an art project by providing the kids with little piles of scraps (ex: paper, tinfoil, milk jug lids, plastic bread tags) and little piles of nature (ex: dried leaves, grasses and twigs) to intersperse with the template pieces to create a found objects and recycled objects Earth Day wreath.
- something to color with,
- a paper plate
- Optional: scraps like tinfoil, gift wrap and bread bag tags plus found objects like dried leaves to add to your wreath to create an artistic Recycled Earth Day Wreath.
- Cut the center out of the paper plate to leave a round "donut" shape. This will form the base of the wreath. (This may require adult assistance).
- Print out the template pieces - you may wish to print 2 or 3 copies of the template depending on how full you want your wreath to be -- our photo is a mix of two templates.
- Color the earths and recycling symbols (if using the B&W version)
- Cut out the template pieces. This will take quite awhile -- you can provide assistance if you like (depending on the patience of your child).
- Glue your earths and recycling symbols to completely cover your paper plate "donut"
- You can tie a bow and paste it on to decorate further.
- You can put a piece of yarn on the back to hang it.
- You can do these as a group with younger children -- let each child cut out and color one or two earths or recycle symbols, possibly print their names on it, and glue it on the group wreath.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).