I hate just recycling scrap wrapping paper after wrapping gifts. I’d much rather use it for crafts! I also like that this craft is a pretty fast one to set up and depending on your child’s abilities they can do this semi independently. I made lunch while my son did this , stopping only to take pictures and reign in his glue habit ( I would have used a glue stick if mine weren’t all dried up – must get some new ones). One other thing I’d do differently – I’d use a larger piece of paper ( or smaller trees) so you could also make the squares larger, the small ones were at some times tricky to match up.
- Gather your materials. You will need a large sheet of construction paper multiple scrap pieces of wrapping paper,a marker, scissors and glue.
- Start by cutting your wrapping paper into 3 different trees .
- cut the rest into square ‘gifts”
- Glue the trees onto the paper.
- Invite your child to sort and match!
- Glue them on. Like I said a glue stick would be ideal but white glue worked.
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Lauren Snider says
I like this idea! I wanted to let you know that I check your blog literally every day (sometimes more than once) to see what ideas you have for your kiddos. I have really inspired me to try new things with my son.
I love your site! AND I recommend it to all the Moms that I know!
Jenae @ I Can Teach My Child says
I love this!
why did I not think about this. what a amazing idea
thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas !