Make a gorgeous Christmas garland using the free printable template and a simple art technique.
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All of a sudden my preschooler is intensely interested in all things Christmas.
It started when we put up the Christmas tree a few days ago and the questions have been pouring out of him every since!
“When will it be Christmas?”
“How does Santa know what I want?”
“Does Santa go to the same shops we do?”
“Where will we hang our Santa sacks and when will we hang them?”
“Is Christmas Eve the day Santa comes?”
“Why does Santa wear a hat?”
“Where can I get a flying reindeer?”
The questions go on and on and on, and I’m trying to be excited along with him, and answer his questions with enthusiasm, but sometimes it just gets too much! Sometimes I need a distraction, and one of the best distractions is a Christmas craft!
Today’s Christmas craft distraction was making an easy paper Christmas garland. This gorgeous Christmas garland is super easy to make with the printable template, a simple art technique, and a sewing machine.
How to Make an Easy Paper Christmas Garland.
This is a fun art and craft activity that kids of all ages can do. Even toddlers can add some paint to the paper circles, and older kids will love helping to cut everything out, decorate, and can even help sew it all together.
To make this paper Christmas garland you’ll need:
- Printable template (see below to download)
- Liquid water colours, paint or markers.
- Sewing Machine
Start by printing a couple of copies of the template onto regular printer paper. We printed one copy for each child so everyone could work on their own sheet of paper.
We used liquid watercolours to paint our circles because the colours are so bright and delicious, and we used cotton buds for a low mess easy option that’s perfect for painting small things. You could use any kind of paint, markers, or pencils to decorate the cirlces. Watercolour paints would be another quick and easy option.
Once you’ve add colour to the circle templates you can cut them out and make them into a garland.
We used the sewing machine to make a quick and easy garland. We used a 1 inch circle punch to cut out circles in matching colours to add to our garland and then it was just a matter of feeding each circle of paper into the sewing matching and sewing them all into a big long line.
Free Printable Christmas Decorations Template for Garland
There are six simple circular designs in this free printable template, ready to be printed, coloured and cut out to make a Christmas garland or used for other Christmas crafts.
You can download the free printable Christmas garland template here.
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
After you’ve made a Christmas garland could also use the printable circle Chirstmas designs to make other Christmas crafts. They would look fabulous stuck on the front of a blank card for a one of a kind Christmas card. Or you could hang them from a branch as a mobile or print them onto card and make Christmas decorations to hang on the tree.
Whatever you make with them, I hope this Christmas printable and craft is a fun distraction from any crazy Christmas questions that your little ones might be bombarding you with!
If your kids enjoyed making this Christmas decoration they might also like to make some of these: