I was doing a little summer cleaning when I found a box of once-used gift wrapping scraps. I'm not quite sure what I intended to do with them when I saved them years ago. The random sized papers were ripped and scrunched. Now, though, I knew exactly what to do. I'd create a gift wrapping kit for my 4.5 year old daughter. Recently, she's taken to wrapping gifts. Every time we're headed to a birthday party, she's right by me to help wrap presents--folding, taping, tying.
So, off to making the kit. Here's a sample of the paper I had--everything from kid to holiday to floral.
With the colorful paper, my daughter was inspired to cut out wings and tape them to her mouse to create a fairy mouse. What was intended to be a gift wrapping kit then became that much more--thanks to her creativity.
The next time we have a birthday or holiday with wrapped presents, we'll be saving the used scrap paper and adding it to the gift wrapping kit!