I hate wasting anything and those little bits of wrapping paper start adding up if you don’t throw them away. So I decided to use them up with this fun and easy Christmas craft for toddlers. My son loves seeing his name up on his stocking and keeps asking if we can “marker” his real one…um no!
- Gather your materials. You will need some cardboard, I am using a gift box that is ripped and can’t be used this Christmas, you’ll need scissors, glue,markers, one piece of construction paper, and some wrapping paper scraps.
- Draw a stocking shape on the opposite side of your cardboard and cut out.
- Have your child draw on the stocking to start with. As you can see my son also drew on himself. Washable markers are a must.
- While they color, cut the wrapping paper into smaller pieces, I am using pinking sheers to make it look fancy!
- Time to add glue! I let my son add and spread the glue himself today, lots went in the mouth but overall he did well.
- Now add the wrapping paper.
- While your child is adding the paper , cut out a rectangle of construction paper and write their name on it. If they can write even if it’s not perfect, or very legible they should try!
- Add glue at the top of the stocking for their name.
- Glue the name on and let dry!
“Merry Christmas, Mouse! “ by Laura Numeroff is an adorable little Christmas counting book. Most of the praise should really be on Felicia Bond the illustrator because the pictures take the cake on this one. The book follows the mouse as he decorates the Christmas tree, 1 Star… 2 angels… etc… It’s a perfect to read and then count the ornaments on your own tree. After reading it my son and I found 4 bells, and 3 trains on our own tree.