This Friday, June 5, is National Donut Day! Each year on the first Friday in June, people participate in National Donut Day, a day dedicated to a delicious fried dough treat. If you know us, you know we love any reason to celebrate and throw a themed party and National Donut Day sounds like the perfect reason. Thanks to National Day Calendar, we learned that this day celebrates the donut and honors the women that served donuts to soldiers during WWI, the Salvation Army Lassies.
To celebrate, we wanted to make a craft with our little one that we could put up as decoration while we enjoy some donuts from a local donut shop. There are so many cute donut crafts out there but we decided to make an adorable wreath to hang up on our front door.
The wreath was made using white cardboard, paint and felt. This activity is quick, easy, doesn’t require many materials and it can be customized to your little one's taste…just like when ordering a real donut! Just think of their favorite flavors and toppings.
If you've been crafting with us or following our Craft Circle, you know that we make any activity a learning opportunity. We used the felt sprinkles as an opportunity to ask colors and count. We also used our circle and rectangles to introduce shapes. Our favorite thing about our crafts and activities is to see the excitement and smile of our little one's face at the end. She is always so happy with her creations and eager to show them to others. She proudly states, she made that!
We made our wreath by cutting a circle and then a smaller circle inside, painted the frosting and topped with sprinkles, which were cut out of felt.
We kept this activity simple by using different colors to paint the frosting and different colored cut out felt for the sprinkles but don't be afraid to experiment and customize. You could paint sprinkles, add details to the donuts such as chocolate drizzles, fruit toppings, etc. You can be as creative as you'd like! Once your donut is finished, add ribbon and hang!
OnNational Donut Day we are also planning on grabbing donuts from one of our favorites and our South Miami neighbor, the Salty Donut.
National Donut Day Wreath - What You'll Need:
- Cardboard (we used white foam board we had but you could use a box you may have or heavy card stock too)
- Paint (we used these listed here: browns, white, pink) and paint brushes (these are our favorite).
- Felt (click here to for assorted felt colors)
- Trace your circle shape onto the cardboard (we used a serving plate we had).
- Cut the circle out and trace a smaller circle in the center. Poke your scissors (or you can also cut it out for your little one using an exacto knife) in the middle of the smaller circle tracing and cut the circle out.
- Now you have your cardboard donut shape, paint the donut the desired color. Wait for the donut to
- Cut different colored pieces of felt into small rectangular pieces to represent sprinkles.
- Paint the frosting on your donut. While the paint is wet place the felt all around.
- Now you have a large donut that could be hung up on your front door using ribbon or twine.
Have fun and share with us! #LOCreativeCircle #mylittleowly
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