Last year, we went through a “spate” of making our own wrapping paper. It was partly due to the fact, that we had RUN OUT of wrapping paper, but also because I thought it would be fun to involve the kids in making our own wrapping paper. A great outlet for their creativity, with a practical use! I am also a great fan of using brown paper or a simple box and wrapping it with a big colourful ribbon. During the Christmas season you can further decorate that with a homemade Christmas ornament, then add a homemade card and you have a really special gift.
This particular gift was filled with crafty goodies, and I encouraged the recipient to keep the box and decorated it!
Here are a few of our wrapping paper ideas.
Dotty Wrapping Paper (SO EASY!)
Similarly Superhero Wrapping Paper
Fingerprint Wrapping Paper (8 different fingerprint designs)