Holiday Craft for Kids – Recycled Wreath

Today’s holiday craft for kids is sponsored by our friends at Crayola, and it’s so much fun to make! As soon as I set out the washable paint, Clara squealed with joy and ran to find her craft apron — a sure sign that this project was going to be a huge hit with her! She was so proud of how it turned out, and was so happy to see it on display in our kitchen.

Oh, and Crayola offered to sponsor a super fun giveaway too! Details below…

Holiday Craft for Kids -- Recycled Wreath

To make a recycled wreath of your own, you will need: an empty oatmeal canister, Crayola washable paint, a paint brush, and scissors. Start by cutting off the bottom of the oatmeal canister, then making cuts around the top and bottom, but leaving a solid strip in the middle, as shown.

Holiday Craft for Kids -- Recycled Wreath

Next, open up the wreath, and invite your child over to paint it up with plenty of green paint!! You may want to add some white paint as “snow” too.

Holiday Craft for Kids -- Recycled Wreath

Crayola’s glitter glue is not required, although it is highly recommended for an extra festive touch!

Holiday Craft for Kids -- Recycled Wreath

Lastly, allow the paint and glitter glue to dry completely, then add a ribbon!

Holiday Craft for Kids -- Recycled Wreath

Now the FUN part — one very lucky Inner Child Fun reader will win a Crayola Holiday Crafting Essentials gift pack, including:

The following Crayola products:
Crayola Washable Markers
Crayola Colored Pencils
Crayola Glitter Glue
Crayola Model Magic
Crayola Slick Sticks … AND a $25 gift card to purchase additional Crayola items to help stock your craft supplies for the holidays!

Giveaway is open to US residents only, and winner will be chosen at random. To enter for your chance to win, leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite holiday activity!! This giveaway ends on Saturday, December 21st, 2013 at 6:30 pm EST. (See Official Giveaway Rules.)

Good luck!!


  1. Fun and easy craft!

  2. Amani Daraghmeh says

    Ginger bread card board house.

  3. S.K. McDonald says

    We love getting in the car and going and looking at all the holiday lights! We also love coloring together as we pick out one picture and we all color and I love coloring with my awesome kids!! :o)

  4. Dear Valerie,

    Ummm.. wasn’t that oatmeal canister full just the other day?


  5. my kids love crafts of all kinds! we are a crayola family and would love to win this gift pack! awesome wreath too! can’t wait to try it!

  6. We love making a new ornament each year. I love to see how they change. This year my two year old was pretty excited to make her own too!

  7. Our favorite holiday activity is making gingerbread houses!

  8. I love this idea!!!

  9. Love this wreath. Our favorite holiday tradition is going to see The Nutcracker.

  10. We love making snowflakes!!!!!!

  11. I can’t believe you still have oatmeal containers left over. 🙂 Decorating the artificial tree from my childhood that my mom gave me when they downsized is my favorite activity. That plastic smell says Christmas to me! 🙂

  12. I like to decorate plain silk ornaments with beads and sequins.
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  13. Kelly Decker says

    I love all of your ideas! My daughter (4 y.o.) loves making snowmen this year. Currently that’s her favorite. I want to try the puff paint snowflakes with her. I’m pretty sure they will be a big hit!!

  14. What a great craft can’t wait to try this with my boys.
    A favorite holiday tradition for our family is going to the Bronx Zoo. The animals are so active and not much of a crowd. A nice family outing.

  15. our favorite holiday activity is walking around the riverwalk looking at all the christmas lights

  16. My favorite activity is decorating our house–just because my kids get so excited!

  17. We are craftoholics in our house!! Our favorite tradition is to make our own family ornament for our tree each year 🙂

  18. decorating sugar cookies with my son

  19. Oh we love making the Christmas paper chains! Carter and I had so much fun making them and hanging them up!