Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations

Kids Crafts: Top 5 Crafts Using Wrapping Paper

Home > Everywhere > School Holiday Activities | Rainy Day | How To | Family | Craft | Lists
by Sue W (subscribe)
Lover of exploring, family, food and fun!
Published March 28th 2020
Thrifty & easy ideas you can make today
Are your kids bored? Do they like to get crafty? Well check out these ideas below which utilises the humble roll of wrapping paper and turns it into a craft project that can last all afternoon! If you're anything like me, you don't like spending a lot of money on craft supplies as they get used once, and then sit in the cupboard for the next year. These ideas below use wrapping paper and other items around your home, so you save money and room!

Clear the kitchen table and get creative!

DIY, things to make with boxes, tissue boxes, craft, kids, children, boxes, tissue box craft, envelope boxes, paper craft, wrapping paper, things to make with wrapping paper, australia
Craft idea - collect boxes from around your home...


DIY, things to make with boxes, tissue boxes, craft, kids, children, boxes, tissue box craft, envelope boxes, paper craft, wrapping paper, things to make with wrapping paper, australia,
...and glue wrapping paper to the outside for funky desk organisers or Lego holders


1/ Wrap empty boxes to make desk organisers. Take a look around your home and track down tissue boxes, cereal boxes, soap boxes, medication boxes, lids from hairspray, spice boxes or anything you find that looks sturdy and interesting. Cut your wrapping paper to wrap around the outside, glue it on and then decorate. Children will love to customise each box and fill them with pens and accessories.

2/ Make origami with wrapping paper. There are plenty of printable instructions online (see here for an easy heart) and see if you child can follow the instructions to make their own, or you can do it together. Glue your origami onto cards or turn them into pictures to frame.

origami, mothers day cards, DIY, cards, rainy day, kids, crafts, wrapping paper, paer craft, australia, things to do, kids craft, australian crafts, school holidays,
Glue origami onto cards!


3/ Make a picture in the colour scheme of your home, by taking the back off a picture frame and tracing the paper template onto a wrapping paper that matches your home. This will be the background to whatever picture you choose to glue on. We drew around my daughter's hand in a matching plain colour and added her age, so we can look back on it as she grows. It looks stylish and also captures a moment in time.

DIY, wrapping paper craft, things to make with wrapping paper, hand tracings, tropical, australia, things to make with wrapping paper, kids craft, homewares,
Tropical and cute!


4/ Wrap notebooks in colourful wrapping paper to make into gifts for friends. Add stickers, glue on drawings or print out a title (eg. "Izzy's Diary") to stick on the front.

5/ Make your own rosettes to attach to gifts or glue onto a card. Cut one long rectangle 45cm x 4cm out of wrapping paper and fold it like an accordion up the length. When finished, tape the two shorter ends together to make a loop. Fold it back up again and splay it out from the middle to create a fan. Pinch the folds in at the centre and hold down with rolled tape, or double sided tape, to keep the centre in place. Cut out a cardboard circle and glue over the middle. Repeat for the back. Glue onto a blank card and decorate to the season. See instruction photos below.

These are just some ideas to get you started, but you will find that when you have wrapping paper in front of you, your kids will come up with even more imaginative ways to use it. Have fun!

christmas wrapping paper, wrapping paper, crafts, kids, children, things to do, rainy day, craft projects, budget, cheap, rosettes, how to make a rosette, australia,
Fiddly but fun!


wrapping paper crafts, DIY, kids, children, paper crafts, cards, birthday cards, christmas cards, things to do, rainy day, australia,
Glue onto a card and decorate!


* For more budget kids crafts, also see the articles How to Make a Lucky Dip Activity Box For Your Kids, Top 35 Cheap Activities For Bored Kids, Kids Crafts - Make a Treasure Box Using Items From Home and Top 10 Kids Crafts Using Aluminium Foil.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  13
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Cheap, crafty fun for kids!
When: All year around
Where: Make at home
Cost: Budget friendly
Your Comment
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions