You could drag the munchkins to the pharmacy and scoop up the dregs of the wrapping paper barrel. Or you could kill two birds with one stone by giving them a fun holiday crafting project that doubles as handmade wrapping paper for all your gifts. Here are eight pretty, kid-friendly projects we’d honestly have trouble tearing into.
Roller Stamp Tree Paper
Apply foam stickers to a lint roller and watch the delight ensue.
Dish Brush Christmas Wreath Paper
We love the idea of adapting this clever DIY to a large scale Christmas tree (or garland) on a bolt of craft paper.
Santa Handprint Paper
Psst: Little handprints make sweet Santa faces.
Potato Stamp-Patterned Paper
An oldie but a goodie: All you need is paper, paint and a potato or two.
White paint pen + black craft paper = holiday doodle heaven.
Fingerprint Light Bulb Paper
Draw the wires yourself with a Sharpie, then help your little one fingerprint the Christmas “lightbulbs” on.
Paint Splatter Paper
Go ahead, have them speckle a roll of paper. (It’s never too soon to teach them how to Pollack.)
5-Minute Sticker Paper
This glitzy, grown-up DIY could easily be adapted by handing kids a plain roll of paper and packet of stickers and having them go to town.