• String Painted Gift Wrap Activity for Kids
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    Stringy Gift Wrap
    Stringy Gift WrapMaterials White newsprint paper Water-based paints (tempera) Toilet paper cardboard tubes Newspaper Thick string Muffin pan Paint brushes Directions Place several colors of paint in a muffin pan with a separate paintbrush f...
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    Crumple Painting
    Crumple PaintingHere's another easy way for your young child to make wrapping paper. Materials Liquid tempera paint or soap paint (see Frosty Soap Painting) Newspaper Heavy plain paper Directions Crumple up some newspaper into a ball and dip it ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
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    Greeting Card Box
    Greeting Card BoxEnvelopes made from gift-wrap or wallpaper add a special touch to holiday cards, invitations, and thank-you notes. Materials Scissors Rectangular greeting card Pencil and ruler Glue and paper clips Directions Have your child cut ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
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    Fanciful Envelopes
    Fanciful EnvelopesEnvelopes made from gift-wrap or wallpaper add a special touch to holiday cards, invitations, and thank-you notes. Materials Envelope Gift-wrap or wallpaper Pen or pencil Scissors Glue, tape or stickers Directions Let your child...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
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    Homemade Gift Wrap
    Homemade Gift WrapThis is a good activity for Christmas or any time of the year. Not only is it environmentally sound, but homemade gift wrap is far more economical and personal than commercially bought wrap, and your child will love to make it, ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book