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Christmas Tree Cutting Wreaths

We made paper wreaths to practice cutting skills and to celebrate Christmas! (If you can use other colors if there are students that don't celebrate Christmas)
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How easy and fun is it!  

Check out the step by step pictures and directions!

1st- Fold a piece of 9X12 green construction paper in half...hot dog fold (down vertical middle)!
TeachMagically Christmas Craft Wreath
2nd-Fold it again...hot dog style.
TeachMagically Christmas Craft Wreath
3rd-Open...it should now be folded in half with folded edge pointed towards belly.  The open edge is away from the body and there is a folded line running horizontally across the paper.
TeachMagically Christmas Craft Wreath
4th- Cut straight lines from the folded paper edge to the folded middle line.  Be sure to cut right to the middle line!  "Touch the middle line!"
TeachMagically Christmas Craft Wreath
5th- Keep cutting equal size lines!  Thumb up, elbow in!
TeachMagically Christmas Craft Wreath
6th-Keep going until the end! 
TeachMagically Christmas Craft Wreath

TeachMagically Christmas Craft Wreath
7th- Open paper.
TeachMagically Christmas Craft Wreath
8th-Fold 2 outer edges to touch in the middle.
TeachMagically Christmas Craft Wreath
TeachMagically Christmas Craft Wreath








9th-Fold into a triangular prism.
TeachMagically Christmas Craft Wreath
10th- Staple edges!
TeachMagically Christmas Craft Wreath
11th-Decorate
TeachMagically Christmas Craft Wreath

Cutting Skills Sheet

It is so important to practice scissor skills! Click on picture below to get a copy of TIPS FOR CUTTING with Scissors!
http://bit.ly/CutSkls
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