Advent Wreath Placemat

Advent Wreath Placemat craft

The season of Advent is a time to prepare for Christmas. Kids can use this placemat as they count down the days!

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    The month of December is busy with preparations for Christmas. Christians call this time Advent (from the Latin meaning to come). It begins four Sundays before Christmas Eve.

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    Many families make an Advent Wreath out of evergreen boughs and other things collected from nature as a centerpiece for their table. The wreath holds four candles. On each Sunday in Advent another candle is lit. There are many symbols connected with the wreath,

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    including the green branches (new life), a circle (eternal life), and lit candles (return of light during a dark time).

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    With Crayola® Scissors cut an Advent wreath from green construction paper. Glue it on placemat-sized construction paper with a Crayola Glue Stick. Trim corners of the placemat.

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    Draw in details such as holly berries, moss, and pine needles with Crayola Metallic Colored Pencils. Draw four candles rising out of the wreath.

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    If you wish, have an adult laminate placemats with clear plastic adhesive so they can be wiped with a damp cloth.