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I have a confession to make! I am obsessed with gift wrapping!!! Like it is right there on my holiday favorite activities list next to watching Elf & eating holiday snacks 24/7! Why I love spending so much time (and money!) on something that will be ripped to shreds seconds after giving the gift is beyond me, but it brings a smile to my face so I guess that's good enough reason to continue feeding into my gift wrapping obsession. The world needs more smiles, even if they come from something as silly as gift wrapping!
Back about 3 years ago my daughter was in the Early Intervention Program for speech. Her therapist at the time was all about the holiday crafts and brought dot paints over one day to dot paint holiday pictures. Being a newbie mom with only one kiddo, I had never heard of dot paints before, but after seeing how much my daughter loved them, I went to Michaels and bought her a set of paints. These paints were her favorite thing to do for the longest time. She would spend hours with these things!!!!
Since my daughter was legit dot painting her days away, I got the cleaver idea (ok maybe Pinterest did) of buying rolls of white wrapping paper for her to dot away on. I would just roll the paper across my dinning room table & she was set to paint her little heart out!!! When she was done, all I had to do was toss the paper and I would once again have a clean table.
My daughters speech therapist came by one morning for a session and saw the rolls of wrapping paper laying out and told me I had the most brilliant idea of having my daughter make her own custom wrapping paper for people! Totally not my intention whatsoever, but it was that moment it clicked that I should be saving those rolls of paper and using them as actual wrapping paper instead of just tossing them when my daughter was done with them. Who wouldn't want a gift wrapped in toddler creativity?!? Plus it was a fabulous way to incorporate my daughter into my gift wrapping obsession!!!
Over the years we have moved on to dotting other things besides wrapping paper! We now dot gift bags, gift boxes!!! Anything we can get our hands on that does with wrapping!!
The only setback to this totally awesome activity is the mess!!!! My daughter is a pretty neat and clean kiddo! Things like dirt & spilling messy things are activities she has no interest in! Thank god!!! But regardless of how neat your child attempts to be, paint still gets everywhere. That's when our handy dandy WaterWipes that we ordered from Walmart.com come into play.
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12/7/2016 05:27:43 pm
That is such a cute idea! Giving gifts that are wrapped in decorated paper like that is wonderful.
12/7/2016 05:29:12 pm
Oh these look so much cleaner than the bingo dabbers we use with the dayhome kids.
12/7/2016 05:32:56 pm
I wish I had thought of doing something like that when my girls were toddlers. That would have been so much fun!
12/7/2016 05:58:27 pm
I am loving this idea! I know my kids would really get into this, and I also know Grandparents would love to receive a gift from the kids in this paper.
Jennifer Van Huss
12/7/2016 06:52:51 pm
That is such a cute craft idea for kids. I love how they feel important by making their contribution! It looks great too!
12/7/2016 07:06:28 pm
What a fun idea for gifts! We love Water Wipes around here.
12/7/2016 08:22:51 pm
Cute idea! This would be fun and personal!
12/7/2016 09:07:39 pm
this is a very helpful idea, both mom and kids will enjoy this.. love it
12/7/2016 09:09:19 pm
This is an awesome idea! How cute.
12/7/2016 09:33:00 pm
That is some neat wrapping paper. I am obsessed with wrapping paper too. Each year I buy new paper, but I never use the ones from previous years, so I have a pretty huge stockpile in my basement right now.
12/7/2016 10:59:08 pm
Aww I love this! What a great way to get them in the giving spirit!
12/7/2016 11:12:56 pm
What a cute idea! Maybe I'll have the kids to that to their fathers gift.
12/7/2016 11:56:28 pm
I will definitely be doing DIY wrapping and bags with my kids when they get older.
12/8/2016 12:08:17 am
This is such a perfect idea! Definitely something I have to do with my son this year to make the gifts and wrapping more personalized
12/8/2016 02:00:19 am
That's a brilliant idea! I love that you can make use of your child's art and they also get to have fun in the process.
12/8/2016 04:38:09 am
This is so cute.. My kids will love to design wrapping for gifts.I like this.
12/8/2016 05:40:45 am
This is a great idea and the kids will enjoy designing the gift wrappers. Very unique and cute.
12/8/2016 07:07:51 am
Can I borrow your toddler to make this?! So adorable! What a fun arts and crafts project! :)
12/8/2016 07:41:10 am
I love the colors of the stamps. Perfect for the gift wrappers. I started using the water wipes and it's good.
12/8/2016 07:49:40 am
Aww, such a fun thing to do with your daughter. And I love Water Wipes. I use them all the time.
12/8/2016 08:23:34 am
This is such a cute and simple DIY craft for a toddler. They could even use their finger or entire palm print.
12/8/2016 08:24:17 am
Love, love, love it! Amazingly beautiful!
12/8/2016 10:40:27 am
I am all for arts and crafts with children and this looks like a great experience to share.
12/8/2016 10:44:40 am
This is a great idea. My girls love doing dots. I never thought about doing it as wrapping paper. I love it!
12/8/2016 10:59:04 am
What an adorable personalized touch to a gift! I LOVE this! How smart - and it really does look SO pretty too. Perfect idea - thanks for sharing this - I can't wait to try it!
12/8/2016 11:11:52 am
So adorable! I guess my kids they gonna like it dots design i swear! This is so cute.
12/8/2016 12:47:02 pm
This is a fun activity to do with the kids! I love the idea and it's definitely going to keep them busy for some time!
12/8/2016 01:15:54 pm
This is such a fun idea! It's always nice to receive personalized presents, makes it that much more special.
12/8/2016 02:38:39 pm
This is a super cute idea. I should let my kids do something like this for their class gifts. I usually just buy fun Christmas wrapping paper. But with white, you can do it for any occasion.
12/8/2016 02:46:34 pm
I love seeing those photos. The kid is so cute. Looks like she really enjoy designing the gift wrappers with these creative dot paints.
12/8/2016 03:34:54 pm
We just got some water wipes recently! Also this wrapping paper idea is way too cute. Totally pinning this idea
12/8/2016 04:52:39 pm
I went through a phase when I always made my wrapping paper. It was a lot of fun.
Well this is cute! I'm totally different, I despise gift wrapping mainly because I don't cut the paper to the right size and waste a lot trying to figure it out. Its a chore for me...and I have like three or four more to wrap. Wish you could wrap them for me! LOL!
12/8/2016 08:40:09 pm
I love the dot paper and the dotted baby. LOL! These look like some good and nontoxic wipes. I'll have to try them out. ^yolonda
12/9/2016 12:42:37 am
What a beautiful ideas I would be delighted if I got a gift wrapped liked this =)
12/9/2016 08:34:16 am
How cute! What an adorable touch.
12/9/2016 01:49:45 pm
That's a very cute and creative idea. I love the colors that you guys chose as well.
12/9/2016 02:16:38 pm
I use wipes all the time and I don't even have toddlers anymore. They really come in handy. I'll look for these the next time I'm shopping.
12/9/2016 02:28:54 pm
My daughter loves stamping, but I would have never thought using her creations for wrapping gifts! I'm sure her grandparents would love the wrapping paper made by her.
12/9/2016 03:03:56 pm
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12/9/2016 03:22:24 pm
I love that idea with wrapping paper! I don't use those wipes but maybe I will give a try
12/9/2016 07:13:03 pm
What a great idea. We have used water wipes since day one with our LO, I love them.
12/9/2016 07:14:26 pm
I love this idea Courtney. So cute and makes the present that much more special. I love that she decided to decorate herself, too. So cute.
12/10/2016 06:23:41 pm
My daughter loves to decorate her own wrapping paper also. she usually makes a huge mess as well and the water wipes do a great job in cleaning up.
12/11/2016 09:28:00 pm
I would love to get a gift wrapped in paper decorated by a little one. It's so cute and great way to get them involved in holiday gift giving.
12/12/2016 07:08:51 am
What an amazing cute and creatively fun DIY project. really enjoyed reading this
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