Kids crafts: fun, personalised wrapping paper

fun, personalised wrapping paper kids can do themselves in minutes

I love easel paper and always have a roll or two in my craft room. It’ so handy. I use it all the time. I cut off large pieces for the kids to draw on, I roll it out on the craft table when we’re drawing with markers or painting to catch the spills (then use that paper for collages in our art journals and scrapbooks), and I wrap the majority of our presents in it. Presents don’t look boring, because I add interest with pretty ribbons, tags, charms, and tassels.

Wrapping paper can be expensive, especially the kids ones, but kids can easily make their own too.

Aoife was heading off to a party on Saturday (seriously, that girl has a better social life than I do!)  and made this personalised wrapping paper for her friend that morning in about 10-15 minutes. She used her new blo pen set, which made it even more exciting.

Supplies:

fun, personalised wrapping paper kids can do themselves in minutes

* Roll of easel paper
* Scissors
* 5 or more markers in your chosen colours
* Children’s stencil
* Roll of washi tape

Instructions:

fun, personalised wrapping paper kids can do themselves in minutes

1. Cut off enough easel paper to fully cover your present. Lay your paper on a clean, flat surface suitable for crafting. You may have to weigh down the corners so they don’t curl.

fun, personalised wrapping paper kids can do themselves in minutes

2. Lay the stencil in the centre of the piece of paper and colour in the open parts of the image with your markers.

fun, personalised wrapping paper kids can do themselves in minutes

3. Write happy birthday all over the paper using the markers.

fun, personalised wrapping paper kids can do themselves in minutes

4. Vary the colours and positions of the words for a more interesting look.

fun, personalised wrapping paper kids can do themselves in minutes

5. Fill in the gaps with stars, hearts, and any other doodles you may want to do. Keep changing colours.

fun, personalised wrapping paper kids can do themselves in minutes

6. You now have a fun, personalised wrapping paper.

fun, personalised wrapping paper kids can do themselves in minutes

7. Wrap your present in the paper and use strips of colourful washi tape to stick down the edges.

fun, personalised wrapping paper kids can do themselves in minutes

8. And there you have it- a fun, personalised, kid-friendly wrapping paper. Enjoy!

What would you (or your kids) put on yours?

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Fun, personalised wrapping paper

Comments

  1. Bobbins would love to make some gift wrap like this. It is nice to make something so personal x
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  2. First of all, you cracked me up twice: both with your comment on my blog about feeling ok because I used an all white palette (SO true! But shhhh! It’s for a mag call on “Winter Magic” 😉 and secondly by saying that Aoife has a better social life that you do! I HEAR that one, lol. Hey, how did the voting for Brit Mums go?
    LOVE this idea too btw, such a good idea and so much more fun! xoxo
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