Here are some fun ideas for creative gift wrapping for kids this Christmas, for any size or shape parcel! These could be great fun for wrapping a special present or for providing to a kids charity for less fortunate children, which is the reason we have made ours today!
When I was asked to get involved with a project with Sellotape on behalf of The Honeypot Children’s Charity I knew straight away that I would LOVE this project! It is absolutely everything that I believe in and goes so well with our yearly advent tradition of The Kindness Elves, celebrating little acts of kindness and generosity with the kids in the Christmas period.
The Honeypot Children’s Charity has a beautiful mission to provide consistent care for UK children who are young carers for ill family members.
“In 2009, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and what followed was three years of gruelling chemotherapy and radiation treatment. As a single mum, whose family all live abroad, my daughter Lea was the only family that I had and where I was supposed to be the parent, to care for her and nurture her, I couldn’t get out of bed some days. There were times when I was too ill to acknowledge Christmas, which for most children is the most magical time of year”.
[A Honeypot Mum from the Honeypot’s Children’s charity]
The charity provide respite breaks and on-going outreach support for vulnerable children and young carers aged 5-12, as well as offering gifts at Christmas.
Sellotape are a huge part of this campaign with their lovely campaign to Share the Magic of Giving mission, promising that they would donate gifts to these vulnerable children under Honeypot’s care. They strongly believe that Christmas should be a magical time of the year for all children, regardless of the circumstances they face at home.
And this is where I come in! I’m very pleased to be working alongside a small group of bloggers to come up with as fun, creative and festive ways as possible to wrap two gifts that have been sent to our home, ready to then be delivered to the vulnerable young children! This is SUCH a joy and a privilege and my own children loved being involved too. When they first saw the gifts they were excited and thought they might be for them, but after I explained the back-story they were more than happy for the gifts to be going to the other children instead and were excited to offer ideas and suggestions for decorating too.
The first present was a small PlayDoh kit which was tricky to wrap with its rounded edges and slightly pointed top. I took another look at it and wondered if it could be crafted into a snowman face with a pointy bobble hat on top! We turned some wrapping paper around the other way to use the reverse, white side, and fastened it into pouch shape using some beautiful printed snowflake sellotape, which is part of the festive range. This meant the joining stayed subtle but looked so pretty up close!
We wrapped some sparkly ribbon around to make a scarf and the trim of the hat. To fill the hat we glued on some shredded red paper and then made a face by cutting and sticking felt pieces. This could easily be done with coloured paper and card. We finished it off with some gorgeous snowflake stickers for decoration.
The next parcel was large, rectangular cardboard box contained a scooter! Instead of just keeping it a boring box shape, I wondered if we could make it come alive buy turning it into giant gingerbread man!
We wrapped the box itself in some brown packing paper, which looks so lovely and traditional. Then I cut arms, legs and head from a cardboard box and joined those to the box by tucking them in between the original box and the wrapping paper layer, then affixing with plenty of original, golden sellotape.
Then came the fun part! We made all of the decorative details by using the gorgeous patterned red and white tape, made for the hand dispenser (SO easy for packing multiple parcels!) We gave him stripes, sleeves and a even a scarf with tassels, then added on some felt holly toppers for buttons.
I truly hope these two parcels make some children smile this Christmas!
If you love this idea and want to get involved with your kids too, contact the Honeypot Children’s Charity and see if there are ways to donate towards their gift scheme or ongoing care and support for these vulnerable and giving children.
Thank you to both Honeypot and Sellotape for ALL that you do to bring joy to these children, and for allowing me to take part and write about this lovely project!
[This is a sponsored post on behalf of Sellotape. All ideas and opinions are my own.]