Tissue Paper Easter Wreath for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Today, we’re kicking off our Spring Craft Collection with this pretty Tissue Paper Easter Wreath!  Mom, you’re going to love how easy this is, and your little ones will love the colour, the texture and the process!

Tissue paper is such a great material to have on hand when you’re making Easter Crafts with your kids. It’s inexpensive, vibrant and versatile, and it’s perfect for making a fluffy, colourful holiday wreath or a sweet Easter decoration.

Tissue Paper Easter Wreath for toddlers and preschoolers to make .

Why I love crafting with tissue paper:

Kids love crafting with tissue paper, so we use this process for all kinds of holiday crafts.  Fine motor skills are get a work out when kids are working with tissue paper.  It’s so delicate, and the sheets stick together, you really have to concentrate to separate them.  Then there’s the “crumpling”.  Kids LOVE crumpling tissue paper! It sounds great, feels great, and hand muscles are given a work out with all that crunching, crushing and squeezing.

Toddlers working on their Easter wreaths

How to make a tissue paper Easter wreath:

Cut a wreath out of a paper plate or light-wieght cardboard.  A cereal box would work well for this.  I traced a dinner plate for the outer circle, and a kid’s bowl for the inner circle.

5 tissue paper easter wreaths in the grass

Have your little one crumple 3×3 squares of tissue paper, and glue them all over the wreath.

 Easter wreath made with tissue paper hanging on a door.

We stapled a ribbon bow to the bottom and a ribbon loop to the top for hanging.

Easter tissue paper wreaths made by toddlers - Happy hooligans

What do you say?  Will you and your toddler be making an Easter wreath this year?

For more easy and inexpensive Easter crafts for kids, check out our:

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Chicks

Easter Peeps and Nests

Easter Napkin Rings

Easter Finger Puppets

Stained Glass Easter Eggs

Toilet Paper Roll Bunnies

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Comments

  1. says

    So pretty! From a craft we did recently, I learned that my daughter LOVES squishing up tissue paper, so this would be perfect craft for her. We need to add more Easter decorations to our mantel so this would be a perfect addition.

  2. happyhooligans says

    You’re in luck, Rebekah, because you can incorporate the tissue-scrunching into so many different crafts. We’ve done hearts, rainbows, Xmas trees, Easter eggs, candy canes… Name a holiday, and we’ve likely done a tissue paper craft for it. I love that it’s easy enough for even the youngest ones, but beautiful enough that the older ones are really pleased with their masterpieces!

  3. Kelly says

    my 2 y.o. daughter and i just made a Valentine’s Day themed one following your pattern! It turned out so cute! Finally put all that girly hot pink and pale pink tissue paper from my baby showers to use!

    • happyhooligans says

      Awesome! I have plans for a Valentine’s one too! I love using tissue paper for holiday wreaths. They’re always so pretty, and I love that they fit the budget!

  4. Abby says

    Approximately how many squares are needed for 1 wreath? I’m a teacher and want to “pre-cut” the squares for my class. :)

    • happyhooligans says

      Oh boy, Abby, I have no idea. Depends on how small the children crumple the tissue paper, and it also depends on how big your wreath is. You could always make a sample wreath yourself first to see. If you look at my photos, each colour in the wreath represents one square of tissue paper, so you could do a rough count to get a general idea.

  5. Maggie Guppy says

    Thanks for some good ideas, I volunteer to lead an art/craft group with elderly people, most with dementia. It is difficult to find things for them to do that finish with something they would be pleased to have. I’ve used several tissue paper ideas, and am going to try rain sticks. I was supposed to be finding out how to make wind chimes, but don’t want to use tin cans, or sticks. I wanted something with a ‘tinkling’ sound.

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