Do you have a stash of leftover bits from wrapping paper? Don't like to throw them out but have no idea what to do with them? In this article I have some fabulous ideas to help you make use of leftover scraps of paper after Christmas. I also added a little tip for making your own wrapping paper-or rather, getting your children to make it!
Here are some crafty, practical and environmentally conscious ideas for those scraps:
Need wrapping paper in a hurry? Here's how to use paper and paints to make your own unique wrapping paper perfect for any occasion!
Age group: 18 months+
What you need:
What to do:
* Try flicking paint off a brush onto the paper for a fun splatter effect.
I like to get a roll of brown paper and then measure of the size of the paper I will need for a particular gift. I cut it and give the children stamps, stencils, paints, pens or crayons. They decorate the sheet with whichever media I give them and voila, we have a unique homemade wrapping paper to wrap our gift in.
Be sure to leave your homemade masterpieces to dry and then wrap your gifts. Your child will love making the wrapping paper and the recipient of the gift will love it too!
I am a preschool and primary school teacher and mum to 3 children. I have been involved in education since 1997 and have trained in a variety of educational specialist areas. It is with this expertise that I write articles to help parents and educators provide quality learning experiences for the children in their care.