Circular Wreath

Lesson #8720

A circular wreath of die-cut shapes can easily be made by folding paper before cutting.

Grade Level:

WREATH FOLD: This technique can be used to create any circular wreath using virtually any die-cut shape. Wreaths can be used for anything from classroom decor to creative lessons and holiday gifts.

Create a wreath of die-cut shapes for symmetry, framing or sequencing.

12078-SM-Ellison SureCut Die - Apple - Small 12078-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Apple - Large 13606-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Heart #2 - Large 15041-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Teddy Bear #1C - Large 15041-SM-Ellison SureCut Die - Teddy Bear #1C - Small 15043-LG-Ellison ClearCrop Die - Teddy Bear #1C - Large

Supplies Used: Construction Paper, Glue, Pens, Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Fold a 14" x 14" sheet of construction paper or patterned paper into three triangles (Figure A).
  2. Slide the closed point of the folded triangle (the center point if the paper is opened) down the center of the die, extending the point past the cutting edge of the die and then die-cut (Figure B).
  3. Open the circular wreath (see Video).
  4. Chalk, colored pencils, pens or crayons may be used to embellish the die-cut shape (see Photos).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.

K-4 Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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