Keep the kids busy with arts and crafts – DIY your own wrapping paper over the March school holidays!
What are your plans during the March school holidays? Keep our holiday activity list handy or our 101 things to do in Singapore article for when you are out of ideas. While you are home, why not try out some arts and crafts with the kids? One crafty mama of two shares her idea to make DIY wrapping paper!
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Birthday parties are so fun, especially with all the treats, birthday cake, party favours, and games to share with friends. It becomes extra special when your present comes wrapped in your favourite handmade designs. It’s easy for kids to do, and my kids made these beautiful gift wrapping papers for their friends. Atharva made a monster-themed gift wrap inspired by Monsters Inc., – his absolutely favorite movie right now. Amaya went for a cute strawberry design. It’s a fun way to get your kids’ creative juices flowing, and you can use items that are already available at home. Best of all, it adds a personal touch to the birthday gift your child gifts to their friends. PS: Pair your DIY wrapping paper with a cute greeting card, too!
- Kitchen sponges
- Water colours
- Chart paper
- Cut any kitchen sponge into your child’s favourite shape. I cut Atharva’s sponge into a monster-shaped one and Amaya’s into a strawberry design.
- Scoop out their water colour of choice into a container and dilute it with water.
- Get a piece of chart paper – we used Ikea’s drawing roll! – and dab the sponge into the water colour before making prints on the chart paper, then let dry.
- Get your kids to draw on extra details to bring their designs to life. We drew strawberry seeds and stems onto the paint once it was dry. We also stuck googly eyes and drew antennas on the monster designs!
That’s it! Your own handmade wrapping paper is ready.