Fall Paper Plate Wreath

Handprint wreaths hold a special place in our hearts. They are easy, require very few materials, and create an amazing keepsake. This one was made with fall in mind!

Materials Needed

  • Paper Plate
  • Construction Paper (We suggest yellow, orange, and brown)
  • A Piece of Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape (Optional)

I started by cutting out the middle of a paper plate.


Next, I sat my little one down and traced her hands on brown, orange, and yellow paper. I did not get pictures of this because Mr. Not So Crafty was at work. This activity would have went quicker with two adults, but our schedule last week just didn’t allow for that.


Next, I helped my little one glue on the handprints. I have tried laying the paper plate both ways for crafts like this, but find that if you keep it like you would to eat on it, the handprints are easier to glue on.



After that, I let it dry for awhile. Once it was dry, I flipped it over and taped a piece of ribbon on the back so we could hang it up. If you do not have tape, you can glue it, but it might be a bit messy!


The end result makes a perfect gift for grandparents or just a nice keepsake to remember how little your child’s hands were!


14 responses to “Fall Paper Plate Wreath”

  1. Oh my gosh, the hands are such a cute idea! What a great way to do a fun craft with the kids and preserve the size of their little hand at the same time.

  2. Oh man, I miss the days of childhood art projects and heartfelt gifts! What a sweet way to celebrate the season and get the little one involved. So stinkin’ cute!

  3. What a perfect arts and craft idea. I can definitely see myself doing this with the kiddos.

  4. Oh how sweet is this! I am totally going to do this with Liam this year!

  5. This is such a great and original project that I will make sure to do with my daughter. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. Little handprints are such a special keepsake. This is a perfect gift for grandparents!

  7. Wow this post throws me back! We used to make these in school! Such a cute thing around the house and a great keepsake from the kids!

  8. I totally remember making turkey’s out of my handprints. This wreath is awesome! I’ll have to remember it for when I’m with my nephews!

  9. What a great arts and crafts project to do with the kids. They get to keep busy making a simple and fun wreath

  10. Aw I love stuff like this. Super simple, but so much fun to do with kids. What a lovely creative idea xx

  11. angela@marathonsandmotivation.com Avatar

    This is such a cute idea for a craft! I’m sure my daughter would enjoy making one!!

  12. Looks like such a fun craft for the kids. If we were doing the Thanksgiving thing at the library I would definitely recommend we do this. But maybe we will do one next year.

  13. This is such a cute idea!! My kids would seriously LOVE this activity

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