DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Paper Plate Wreath
This is good scissor skills practice for
kindergarten children - the images are all circles making them fairly easy
to cut out.
- something to color with,
- a paper plate
- 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. One of each of the template should be enough depending on how full you want your wreath to be.
- Color the nutrition 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 nutrition symbols to completely cover your paper plate "donut"
- You can do these as a group with younger children -- let each child cut out and color one or two nutrition symbols, possibly print their names on
it, and glue it on the group wreath.
- Optional: Have the children make their wreath based on how much of each food group they think they should be eating. You can do
this project after having a discussion with the children about the four food groups and the food pyramid or the food rainbow.
This is how we prepared the wreath in the picture.
- Optional: tie a bow and paste it on to decorate further.
- Optional: put a piece of yarn on the back to hang it.
- 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).
Template (Fruits and Vegetables)
Template (Bread and Cereals)
Template (Dairy) color or
Template (Meat and Proteins)
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