Christmas is just around the corner and excitement amongst the kids is high. Children love to be involved in gift giving and by creating some Christmas craft together you can make your holiday greetings more thoughtful, while having fun.
Possibly the most lovely gift you can give someone is a heartfelt, handmade card. And who doesn’t love receiving a gift beautifully wrapped? It’s easy to make your own Christmas cards and gift wrap, which add extra sentiment to Christmas gifts. Get into the festive spirit and enjoy these Christmas gift-wrapping ideas with your kids.
Easy Christmas Gift cards and Gift Wrap
What You’ll Need:
- Thick craft card (available from your local craft supplier)
- White wrapping paper (or good quality Butcher’s paper)
- Something to draw with (fine tip pen)
- Washi tape
How to make your own Christmas Gift Cards
Step 1: Fold your paper in half to create your card.
Step 2: Create the base of the Christmas tree first with a square of washi tape.
Step 3: Begin cutting washi tape to size. You want to ensure your edges are sharp. Use bright, colourful, patterned washi tape and have fun creating a unique Christmas tree.
Step 4: Ensure each size is slightly smaller than the previous one until you reach the top of the tree (use a triangle for the peak).
Step 5: Glue a star, or hand draw a star or angel at the top. Or cut some more washi tape out to form presents under the tree.
Depending on the age of your child, and their scissor skills, you may want to adapt this design slightly and go for a more unstructured free-form tree design. It really doesn’t have to be perfect. In fact, imperfect craft is often the best kind!
How to make your own Christmas Bunting Gift Wrap
Step 1: Carefully wrap your present in white or brown paper, taking care to fold in edges neatly and tightly.
Step 2: Draw curved lines on the left-hand side of the paper with a black permanent marker
Step 3: Carefully cut triangles out of red and green washi tape to form bunting.
Step 4: Place triangles directly underneath black marker and alternate colours to resemble and red & green Christmas Bunting.
Step 5: Personalise the gift wrap with a Christmas greeting on the side.
Alternatively, use washi tape to create your own unique pattern on the gift wrap. Use different patterns and widths and add an embellishment like the star pictured. It’s so simple to make your own gift wrap and stand out from the store-bought Santa gift wrap!
Most importantly, have fun with your child. Your personalised gift wrap and gift cards will be sure to spread some holiday cheer!
*First published on Essential Kids
Do you enjoy gift wrapping? Are you an organised or last-minute gift wrapper?