Holiday Wreath DIY Steam Kit To Make With Kids

This post is sponsored by Crayola.

With Thanksgiving over we are now heading full steam into all things Christmas, including decorating.

We are going to show you how to use the Crayola Paper Flower Science Kit to make a bright and colorful wreath that is perfect to hang on the door or above the mantel this holiday season.

Plus, it’s a fun STEAM activity for the kids and is a wonderful way for them to see their project on display.

A Christmas wreath with brightly colored flowers and baubles.

What you need:

Crayola Paper Flower Science Kit

Instructions

The instructions that come with the Crayola Paper Flower Science Kit are very easy to understand. The first thing you need to do is punch out the four layers of flowers you will be using. Place the on top of each other according to size (smallest on top). Assemble your flower post and secure the paper flower on top.

how to use the Crayola paper flower science kit

The next step is to decide what colors you want your flowers to be. The color ink chart that comes with the kit has a variety of colors to choose from. We wanted ours to match the baubles we had purchased. They looked absolutely amazing.

color changing paper flowers dyed to match Christmas baubles to make a wreath

Colors bloom before your very eyes! Using the magic of physics and capillary action, this hands-on educational toy lets kids learn about the science of water “wicking” as they create colorful paper flowers.

First you add the drops of ink according to the color you chose on the chart.

A child adding dye to a paper flower color changing kit.

Then you add water using the little watering can included in the kit. Watch the ink moving up the wick and slowly change the color of the paper flower.

Colorful dye making it's way up a flower stem to dye a paper flower.
instructions for using the Crayola paper flower coloring changing science kit
A paper flower changing colors with dye and water.

Once your flowers have reached the desired color remove the stem from the water, and then from the flower. Set the flowers aside to dry overnight.

Using hot glue, attach your dried paper flowers onto a holiday wreath.

A green holiday wreath being decorated with bright flowers and baubles.

Then attach your baubles using hot glue as well.

bright colored baubles and flowers glued to a plain Christmas wreath.

The Crayola Paper Flower Science Kit retails for $19.99 and is available on Crayola.com and other retailers including Amazon.

This is such a fun project to do with the kids now, but would also make a wonderful gift for them too.

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