Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas Rice Wreaths

Our 2010 homemade Christmas ornament
 You will need:
(These measurements will make three 4-inch wreaths.)
  • One cup uncooked, white rice
  • 1/2 cup white glue
  • Green food coloring
  • Three bobby pins, bent open to slightly less than a 90 degree angle
  • Butter tub lids (one for each wreath)
  • Red construction paper
  • Hole punch
  • Red yarn
How to:
  1. Pour glue into a plastic bowl. Add food coloring to desired color. (We used about 7 drops each batch.) Stir well.
  2. Pour in rice and stir until all rice is coated.
  3. Elliott uses his finger to start the wreath's middle.
  4. Scoop heaping spoonfuls of rice mixture onto each butter tub lid. Mold into wreath shapes.
  5. Insert bobby pin into top of each wreath. This will be the "hook" for the ornament. Let dry overnight.
  6. Drying wreaths.
  7. Using hole punch, punch several holes from red paper to make "berries" for wreath. Attach to wreath with glue.
  8. Make yarn bows for each wreath. Attach with glue.
These wreaths are really easy to make and come out so cute. They are surprisingly sturdy once dry.

Elliott's Evaluation:
Putting the red paper on was boring, but I liked making the wreaths a lot. I liked stirring the rice and adding the food color.

1 comment:

  1. We love our wreath ornament! Thanks, Elliott! Also, RICE in Tracy's house? What the what?