DIY Children's Wrapping Paper

4 Materials
1 Hour

I really enjoy picking out wrapping paper with the right embellishments for my loved ones for Christmas. However, with two little ones at home I didn't get the chance to browse our local craft store for goodies to adorn presents this year. So, instead I decided to involve them and created an extra special and unique wrapping paper this year.
diy children s wrapping paper
diy children s wrapping paper
For this project, you will need:
diy children s wrapping paper
Tips before you start:
  • Do the project outside or on a surface you are not afraid of getting dirty. The same goes for your child's clothing. The best thing about this project is watching your child use his/her creative liberties and enjoy the process.
  • If you are doing this project outside, ensure the weather is calm and sunny. You don't want the paper to fly away, and you need for the paper to dry before you roll it up.
  • Once you roll the kraft paper out, tape down the edges with painter's tape to avoid fly-away paper.
  • I splattered some paint on the paper for the children to run their fingers and toes through to help start them on the painting process. 
  • Paper may crinkle and that is okay. I believe imperfection makes this present perfect.

It is so fun to watch your child experiment with the blank canvas.
diy children s wrapping paper
diy children s wrapping paper
diy children s wrapping paper
diy children s wrapping paper
diy children s wrapping paper
Have fun with the wrapping. I like to add a surprise embellishment. This year I chose bells, because my son loves singing to "Jingle Bells." My husband especially loved hearing about 40 bells ringing in the backseat during our two-hour journey to the country for Christmas. Either way, I think my son and daughter's grandmother will enjoy the gift they made for her below.  And I hope you enjoy wrapping with your children this year. 
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Elizabeth at Country Peony

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  • Cynthia H
    on Jan 6, 2018

    Great idea! I've done paper hand prints with my granddaughter and hung them up or put them in her photo book. It amazes me how she grows from year to year.

  • Thank you Cynthia. That is such a good idea. Great tangible way of seeing how much she has grown and something to cherish for many years to come.

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