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Shape and Pattern Wreath | Virtual Drop-In Experience

Create a holiday wreath by exploring shape and repetition using decorative and recycled materials.


Paper plates

Construction paper

Yarn or String 

Drawing utensils

Miscellaneous items for tracing

Hole puncher


Glue or Tape



Search inside your home for household items that create interesting shapes you can trace, such as cups, keys, or small toys. Collect an assortment of items so your shapes will vary in size. 

One by one, lay your items onto your construction paper, then trace shapes using the drawing utensil of your choice. Repeat shapes as well as create new shapes. 


Cut out each shape and lay them out across your workspace to create patterns. How many different shapes did you create? How many patterns did you create? Organize your patterns in the design you want to include on your wreath.


Cut out the center of one paper plate. Using your hole puncher, punch one hole along the edge of the plate. Next, use glue or tape to attach each of your shapes to your wreath. Alternate the space and direction of your shapes as you attach them to create more variation in your design. 


Using your drawing utensils, add details to your wreath such as additional patterns or outline your shapes. Cut one long piece of yarn or string. Tie one end of string into the hole in your paper plate. Tie the loose ends together to create the hanging point of your wreath. Hang your wreath up to share your artwork!

Take a picture of your wreath and share your images with CAMH by tagging us. #MuseumFromHome #ConnectWithCAMH @camhouston

About Virtual Drop-In Experiences

CAMH’s Virtual Drop-In Experiences feature instructions for pop-up activities you can do at home. Each hands-on activity provides creative opportunities to experience current exhibitions from a distance in a unique and meaningful way. Virtual Drop-In Experiences are released on our website at 1PM every Saturday. All ages, always free. Visit our Museum From Home page for more hands-on activities you can enjoy anytime!