Activity

Make a Raffia-Wrapped Fall Wreath

What You Need:

  • 12-inch wire wreath frame
  • Raffia leaves (real or silk)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Fall nature items (such as colorful leaves, nutshells, etc.)

What You Do:

  1. Take your child on a walk through the backyard or around the neighborhood to collect nature items for the wreath. As you walk, ask how your child can tell that fall is coming. What are some of the signs of fall?
  2. When you get back to the house, lay out your materials and help your child use scissors to cut lengths of raffia.
  3. After it's all cut, have your child take a length of raffia and wrap it around the wreath frame, tying the ends together before adding more.
  4. Help your child continue wrapping and tying until the wire frame is completely covered.
  5. Tell your child to position a few of the fall items from the nature walk on to the wreath. After your child plans where to put the items, you can secure the items to the wreath using a hot glue gun.

After the glue dries, hang the finished fall wreath on your front door for friends and neighbors to admire!

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