Easy Homemade Wrapping Paper with Kids
Here are some really easy home made wrapping paper activities to keep the kids busy in the run up to Christmas, that require minimal input from adults and almost no additional materials!
For Day 3 of the countdown, we are showing how simple and easy it is to make some homemade wrapping paper! Using cookie cutters dipped into a shallow tray of acrylic or thick ready-mix paint, invite your child to print shapes all over a large roll of brown packaging paper. Choose Christmassy shapes such as stars, trees, angels, snowmen and reindeer! Get creative by drawing details or colouring inside the printed outlines when they are dry.
Another simple way to decorate papers is to cover a table top or the whole floor with a large roll of butchers paper or wallpaper liner. Set out pots of crayons, oil pastels, pens and stickers as an Invitation to Play, and sit back and watch them get creative! A truly collaborative effort and an opportunity to work on a large scale.
Use the finished papers to wrap gifts or to cut out and thread ribbon through to make gift tags!
Check back to Red Ted Art and Creative With Kids each day this month for more simple, fun and creative ideas!