Vivi is incredibly excited about wrapping presents this year. The moment we put up the tree, she was assembling a collection of toys and items from around the house to put under it right away, and she has been asking over and over to wrap some boxes to put under the tree.
I figured it would be fun to channel this enthusiasm into some wrapping paper making, so I pulled out a roll of black paper I’ve been holding onto from past craft projects, trimmed it down into 36″ x 36″ squares, and laid them out on the floor with some pink and white paint and paintbrushes. Vivi loved painting whatever came to mind all over them.
After letting it all, dry, we just trimmed the pieces as needed for wrapping paper.
She is completely enchanted with all the embellishments of yarn, tassels, miniature trees, and jingle bells.
It’s almost like the wrapping is just as good as the gift to her.
Also, I’m pretty crazy about how some of the wrapping paper pieces came out that she painted – I’m tempted to frame one for over the fireplace, they are so cute! At any rate, it’s like having precious little masterpieces under the tree!