The gift-giving season is upon us, we all know that wrapping paper and bags cost a lot of money and are not as fun as homemade wrappings. Who would not want to receive a gift that was wrapped in pretty homemade gift wrapping? When your children are wrapping with you, let them get into the spirit of giving, by letting them create their own wrapping materials!
Here are 4 Do It Yourself wrapping gift paper ideas.
Tie Dye Tissue Paper Wrapping
It is time to get funky with your little ones! You’ll need tissue paper on the thicker side, for more absorbency, rubber bands, and food coloring with drip tops. You and your little ones are ready to have a lot of colorful fun! Fold the tissue paper into which every shape you would like, tie the rubber bands around it to separate the colors or get funky and mix them up. There are so many designs to come up with. Once you have added the color, let it completely dry, then take them apart and you are left with an amazing colorful wrapping paper ready to get used.
This will get a little messy but the kids will really enjoy it! For this project, you will need plain gift wrapping paper, safe paints for the kids to use since they will be using their hands, hence the mess that will be made! And some colorful markers. First lay out the wrapping paper flat put some heavy objects on each corner so they do not fold into each other. Once in place, its time to get MESSY! Have your children paint one hand with the color of choice, then place onto the paper wherever they would like. Once dry they can add in all the details and make their handprints into cute little Santas. Then you are ready to wrap up your gifts!
Cookie Cutter Fun
While you might think cookies cutters are only for baking cookies, think again! they can be used to create cute wrapping paper that your kids will have so much joy creating. You will need a few Christmas cookie cutters like Trees, Santa, Snowman, and Reindeer. Along with some plain wrapping paper and different color paints of your liking. Place a small amount of paint onto a paper plate, place the bottom of the cookie cutter into the pain and move it around a little to coat. Then place anywhere on the paper and go crazy!
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
How about putting together these cute little Snowman Bags! Get a few white bags from the dollar store, black, red, orange and red constructions paper and don’t forget the glue! Cut out small black squares for the eyes and mouth and some circles for the buttons. Cut out a large carrot-shaped nose, as best as you can, it does not need to be perfect last but not least cut out a large red stripe and 2 little triangles, these will make the scarf and tassels! Let your children add them to create their own cute snowman bags to go!