Advent Workshop 2011 – The Advent Wreath (Part 2)

[See “Advent Workshop 2011 – The Advent Wreath (Part 1)” for the backstory on this project.]

Our Advent Workshop is about 48 hours away, and I have been over at the church tonight setting out materials and considering flow. I never get it quite right, but I do hope I might be avoiding SOME of the train wrecks.)

I purposely did not finish the sample wreath shown at left, but I did want to suggest some ideas. The fun will be to see how they might finish their own.* (The fourth candle, Advent 1, is hidden in this photograph. My apologies…)

I sketched everything out on paper and decided on five tables, so that the children can start in any area and then assemble the wreath at the end:

Pick up a tray and five wooden "candles" ...

Select a ring and put your name and the date on the bottom with a silver sharpie...

Decorate the white candle with paper or ribbon...

The rose candle ...

The Sarum blue candles ...

Evergreen for the wreath - felt or construction paper ...

Velcro the lights to the wooden candles...

Pick up an Advent Wreath booklet and an Advent poster...

The final stop will be to glue the four Advent candles to the wreath, and I didn’t take a picture of the glue bottle. We found the “Slow down. Quiet. It’s Advent!” posters here.

*Not that anyone is really interested in my decorating, but I think when the event is over, I will quietly use beeswax polish on the bare wood of “my” advent wreath candles and make felt leaves. I will probably use the ribbon around the tea light as shown on the rose candle in the prototype for all five candles…unless a child comes up with a better idea, and then I might use that!

O come, Emmanuel!

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4 Responses to Advent Workshop 2011 – The Advent Wreath (Part 2)

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  2. Becky Ramsey says:

    What a great way to make an advent wreath! I love it! And the photos really are wonderful.

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