Gift Wrap Ideas for Kids

November 19, 2009

A reader suggested posting on kids’ wrapping ideas, especially with the holidays approaching. Good idea. I took a look around the web. It’s always fun for me to find other people who love wrapping gifts. We may be few, but we are enthusiastic about our craft!

Here is a roundup of three ideas for the kid(s) in your life. Even better, these are projects you can do with a kid, too.

Image via MerrimentDesign

Kathy of used chalkboard fabric and chalk to decorate a birthday boy’s gift. How fun that the tag can be played with long after the gift is opened! If you don’t have easy access to chalkboard fabric, I think this would work with a black piece of paper. You can spray hairspray on the finished tag to ‘set’ the chalk.

Image courtesy mamalibrarian

Amy of mamalibrarian made this flower wrapping with her 5-year old daughter. Beautiful, isn’t it? Most impressive, they recycled old tissue paper to make the blooms. Genius! It’s so hard to reuse tissue paper without it looking lame. I think this would be well-received by a grown-up, too!

Image courtesy mamalibrarian

Finally, and also from Amy, Lego print wrapping paper! She and her son stamped this plain paper with Duplo Legos for a Lego-themed birthday party. I bet their friend liked this gift.

I like that any of these can easily be adapted to a Christmas-y color theme or the gift recipient’s favorite colors. Do you have a favorite?


2 Responses to “Gift Wrap Ideas for Kids”

  1. silverkeys Says:

    I’ve seen the chalkboard fabric suggestion for wrapping gifts before, but always wondered about how to prevent the chalk from smearing — now I know! Hairspray! Thanks for the tip.

    • thegiftedblog Says:

      Silverkeys, I think only you would have already known about this idea. : )

      I was mentioning putting hairspray onto a chalk drawing on black paper – I’m not sure that it would work on the chalkboard fabric.

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