If you have an odd-shaped gift that makes traditional wrapping difficult -- just make the Bag-It wrapping paper art craft with your child.
What You'll Need:
- Blunt scissors
- Poster paints
- Paper plates
- Plain paper bags
- Construction paper
- Stapler and staples
How to make a gift bag:
Step 1: Sponge-print a design on paper bags for gifts. Cut sponges into shapes such as a star, a birthday candle, or geometric figures. Cover your work surface with newspaper. Place some poster paints on paper plates. Dampen one sponge slightly and dip it in the paint. Press the sponge on the paper bag to print your design. Let the paint dry.
Step 2: To make a handle, fold a piece of construction paper in thirds lengthwise. Staple it to the bag.
Step 3: Now make a matching note card. Fold a piece of construction paper in half, and sponge on the same design. Cut a slit in the fold of the note card, and slip it over the handle to close the bag.
Your child will be the coolest pen pal around with the envelopes on the next page.