Put the kids to work crafting great-looking gifts with just a few office supplies!
Align a few sticky notes (cut some in half), then add blacktape lines to cover the intersections.
Tip: Our secret moneysaver is bulletin-board paper! We got a 4x50-foot roll for $16 on Amazon. Use it to do the basic wrapping ahead of time (be sure to label the backs), then let your children get creative!
Trim notes into triangles, fringe the edges, and layer on top of one another. Top with a foil star.
Place a few notes on your package, then layer on black-tape ribbon and bows.
Draw a few curves of “string” across the gift, then dot the stickers along them.
Tip: Have your child use dots in one or two color families for a pro look—or don’t, for a wilder feel!
Cut hole reinforcements in half, then arrange them in a line down your gift.
Place stickers in a random pattern, starting in one corner.
Begin in the center and build out a symmetrical pattern using dots and reinforcements.
Cut labels into strips, then crisscross them into starburst shapes.
Tip: Your child can draw anything she likes (think: the recipient’s portrait or a winter scene) to adorn a special present. The artwork is half the gift!
Wrap your present with a strip of black paper or tape, then stick on a label with the center cut out.
Draw circles and spokes on labels, then cut them out and place on your present.
Draw patterns onto labels, Zentangle-style, then cut them corner to corner to get triangles. Arrange into stars.