The last week before the winter break, 7th grade students learned about Christmas celebrations during Colonial times. Many wreaths in Colonial Williamsburg used real fruit as decorations on wreaths. Students in my class used large, fresh oranges, and divided them into four sections with masking tape. They made patterns in the sections with whole cloves.
After they finished inserting the cloves, they removed the tape, then braided yarn to make hangers for these special "ornaments." (The braided yarn filled the areas that had originally been taped.) The art room smelled GREAT as the kids were working on these!