When I was in first grade I remember an arts and craft project we did for Christmas. My entire class made Christmas wreaths out of wire hangers and trash bags. Today I decided to revisit that childhood memory and found a wire hanger and started cutting up all the grocery bags I save after grocery shopping.
Before I got started I was going to use my plain white trash bags I have but I wanted some sort of color incorporated into my wreath. I remembered that the HEB logo on the grocery bags is in red. So I got out the scissors and started cutting up bags.
It is a very simple craft for the whole family to enjoy working on together.
What you will need:
1 wire hanger
Trash bags (any color you would like)
Shape your wire hanger into a circle leaving the hook as is. Cut trash bags into 2-3 inch strips. Wrap one strip around the round shaped part of the hanger and tie into a tight know. Push the tied know up to the top of the hanger. Repeat with all trash bag strips until the hanger is completely covered.
Next year I hope to do a Home-made Christmas with connecting rings made of red and green construction paper, popped corn strung around the tree, and cut-out adornments. Cj will be a little older to help with safety scissors and I think he would really enjoy doing so.