How to Make a Rainbow Paper Wreath

Help your kids make this colorful paper wreath this St. Patrick's Day.

By: Abigail Barnes

  • 12x12" sheets of paper in rainbow colors
  • paper cutter
  • pencil
  • hot glue gun and sticks
  • scrap piece of cardboard
  • clover cutouts, ribbons, buttons etc.

Make Wreath Form

Cut a piece of cardboard or foam core into a 9" circle with a 4" hole in the center.

Cut Paper Strips

Trim 20-25 1/4" strips of each color paper.

Create Spirals

Wrap each paper strip around a pencil to create a spiral effect.

Attach Spiraled Strips

Working in the color order of the rainbow, tightly hot gluepaper spirals in different directions onto the wreath form.

Add Finishing Touches

Add paper cutouts, buttons, sequins or gold coins with hot glue. Attach a ribbon at the top for hanging. 

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