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Gift Wrapping Kit

Gift Wrapping Kit
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 2y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Sandra Lin
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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.

How We Did It

Gift Wrapping Kit

So, off to making the kit. Here's a sample of the paper I had--everything from kid to holiday to floral.

Gift Wrapping Kit
I threw those, plus scraps of ribbon, tape, and scissors into a box.
Gift Wrapping Kit

The first thing she wanted to wrap was a set of dog stickers.

Gift Wrapping Kit
I noticed that gift wrapping is actually great at encouraging fine motor skills.
Gift Wrapping Kit

Also, it's nice opportunity to learn how to tie bows.

Gift Wrapping Kit
When a friend came over to play, the kit was one of the first things to come out.
Gift Wrapping Kit

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!

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