With simple household materials and recycled items, kids can make their own gift wrap, boxes, and gift tags for the holidays.
Kids will wow friends and family with this button-stamped gift wrap. Affix button to a cork with double-sided tape. Place plain paper on a piece of felt or a folded piece of fabric (this cushions the paper so the mark will be even). Top with a pretty button tied on with baker's twine.
Kids can make handmade envelopes from magazine pages or wrapping paper from last Christmas.
Unfold a regular envelope to use as a template. Choose patterned paper larger than the envelope (or stick mismatched pieces together with glue). Trace the envelope onto the paper, cut out along lines, fold (using the envelope as a guide), and secure with glue stick.
Paper snowflakes aren't quite as delicate as the real things are, but they make perfect toppers for holiday gifts. After kids cut out shapes, help thread ribbons through gaps in the snowflakes and tie around presents. Or glue flakes to plain wrapping paper, then cover with translucent tissue.
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