Sunday, November 29, 2009

Handprint Paper Towel Tube Advent Wreath

Every year at the beginning of Advent we sang this Advent Candle Song with the entire Sunday School and different children would get a chance to “light” the candles. I always knew that when I had children that I would do the same thing with them in our home.

Emily and I made the advent wreath out of her handprints. The candles are paper towel tubes cut into thirds and then wrapped in colored construction paper. We use yellow tissue paper to “light” the candles.


Emily colored the green construction paper first.


She had a great time…it got all over her face!!


I traced her hands onto the green paper and then cut them all out.


Emily glued her handprints onto a paper plate that I cut the center out of.


Emil put the yellow tissue paper into the first candle as we sang the song together.


Our Advent Wreath.

I found a video of the same song that we sing so you can hear the tune! I love this song and find myself singing it all day once it gets into my head :0)


Raising a Happy Child said...

This is an adorable wreath - I like it how it's all self-made and Emily can "light" it herself. Very original! Happy 1st Advent.

SANDRA said...

I love this idea. We are definitely going to make one like this. I know my youngest son would enjoy making one. Thank you for sharing this.

Sarah N. said...

I love this idea. My 2.5yo would love doing this!

Jo Shabo said...

Love your ADVENT wreath!! Too cute! :)

The girl who painted trees said...

Love this idea. Thanks for the song.


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